The Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society
(NSLPS) was founded in 1994 by lighthouse
enthusiasts while on a visit to Sambro Island. The
Sambro Island Lighthouse (1758) is the oldest working lighthouse in the Americas.
They were concerned about the condition of the lighthouse and
the keeper's houses. They set up the non-profit society to benefit all
the 150 lighthouses in Nova Scotia.
In this site you will find information about 170 lighthouses, past and
present. Maps and searches let you cruise around the coast or organize
your visit by lighthouse name, county, date or tourist route. Sections
of this site give you information about NSLPS, current lighthouse
sounds, reading lists, and more. This
is not a static site, it will grow and change, so visit often.
All of Nova
Scotia’s lighthouses have been automated and de-staffed.
Some are in the care of communities and are open to the public - check
them out under “Lighthouses to Visit.” Others can be seen as
you drive our coasts. We have a complete sortable listing of lighthouses on “lighthouse lists.”