Seal Island Light Museum

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Seal Island Light Museum Scenic Route: Lighthouse Route
County: Shelburne

43° 33' 50'' N
-65° 33' 53'' W

Description:Seal Island Light Museum At the Seal Island Lighthouse Museum in Barnngton you can climb to the 1907-vintage iron lantern that sits atop a replica of the upper storeys of the original 1831 lighthouse, and learn about Nova Scotia's own lighthouse heroine, Mary Hichens. Inside the lantern, visitors get a lightkeeper's eye-view of the jewel-like second-order Fresnel lens, which was saved through the efforts of the Cape Sable Historical Society. The museum contains displays showing the history of the area's lightkeeping families, and the hundreds of shipwrecks that made Seal Island a Bay of Fundy graveyard in the days of wooden sailing ships.

Parking available. Disabled persons can get close to lighthouse Food Available On Site. Washrooms available. Admission fee charged. Guides or information boards. Scenic location.