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Name: Gilbert's Cove Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Gilbert's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: St. Mary's Bay.

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Managing Organization:
Gilbert's Cove and District Historical Society

Telephone: 902-837-4849

Contact Address Information:
Yvonne Doucette, President, RR 1, Box 62
Nova Scotia, B0W 2R0, Canada

The Gilbert's Cove and District Historical Society operates a museum, gift shop and tea room at the lighthouse. Community events are also held here. In the fall of 2003, a grant of $29,317 was received from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The combined lighthouse and dwelling has received a new roof and chimney, and a rebuilt lantern. More rock has been added near the lighthouse to protect from erosion.

Description of Tower: Square lantern on roof of white wooden keeper's quarters.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Integral keeper's quarters.

Date Established: 1904

Date Present Tower Built: 1904

Date Deactivated: circa 1960s

Current Use: Museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

The lighthouse and museum are open July and August daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free; donations are welcome. There is a beach and picnic area nearby.

Follow Lighthouse Road from Route 1 (Evangeline Trail) to the lighthouse.


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