Sydney Harbour Fortification Society
Contact Address Information:
3479 New Waterford Highway
PO Box 4147
New Victoria, Cape Breton
B1H 5B6 ,
The Sydney Harbour Fortification Society is working to preserve this site and to make it accessible to the public. There has been a problem with vandalism here in recent years.
Tower Height: 68
Height of Focal Plane: 85
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every five seconds, visible for 21 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, octagonal concrete tower with red lantern.
This light is operational
1832: 69-foot octagonal wooden tower with red and white stripes, red lantern.
Date Established: 1832
Date Present Tower Built: 1938
Fog Signal: Automated horn, two three-second blasts every 60 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Follow Route 28 to New Victoria. Turn left on Brown's Road; after .4 mile (.7 km) turn right and continue for .4 mile (.7 km). Turn left on a dirt road and drive a short distance to a gate. The lighthouse is a very short walk past the gate.
Keepers: Robert McNab (c. 1857); Theodore “Ted” Lohnes (1947-Dec 1952)