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Name: Horton Bluff Light  

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Also known as: Horton Bluff Front Range Light

Nearest Town or City:
Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy.

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Photo: Virginia Slechta
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The range light that operates in tandem with this lighthouse is on a skeleton tower about 1,770 feet away.

Tower Height: 29

Height of Focal Plane: 52

Characteristic and Range: Fixed green.

Description of Tower: Square white tower attached to fog signal building, with vertical red stripe.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1851: Light shown from a window in the keeper's house (burned down in 1883). 1883: Square wooden pyramidal lighthouse with attached dwelling.

Date Established: 1851

Date Present Tower Built: 1961

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Route 101, take Exit 9. Turn right on Bluff Road, then turn left onto Lighthouse Road and follow to the lighthouse.

Keepers: Robert King (1851-?); ? Lockhart (?), James Rathbun (c. early 1860s), Charles Edwin Rathbun (1865-1879), Susan Munro (C.E.Rathbun's wife, 1879-1921), William A. Crosby (?)


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