Brier Island Lighthouse

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44° 14' 55.0'' N    -66° 23' 32.0'' W
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Brier Island Lighthouse at Sunset c. 1994
© Kathy Brown
Brier Island Lighthouse at Sunset c. 1994
Note the electronic fog horn apparatus on the left side of the lighthouse.
The first lighthouse was wooden structure, the first lighthouse on SW coast of Nova Scotia. In 1818 it was described as "so vilely constructed and ill lighted" it was a hazard. By 1832 it had been rebuilt, due inefficiency. This light was an octagonal wood tower with a metal lantern. The building was painted white, with 3 red bands. A large fog signal building also stood on the site. This tower burned in 1944 and was replaced by the current concrete tower.

Contributor: Kathy Brown
Sources: List of Lights 1989, NSLPS database, Sailing Directions

Brier Island Lighthouse   Specs at a glance...

Body of WaterBay of Fundy
RegionFundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
Scenic DriveEvangeline Trail
Tower Height060ft
Height Above Water095ft
CharacteristicFlashing White (1992)
Still standing:True
Still operating:True