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Name: Port Bickerton Light (old)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Bickerton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Barachois Head, southeastern coast of Nova Scotia.

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Photo: Bob Crawford
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Managing Organization:
Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive Centre

Telephone: 902-364-2000

Contact Address Information:
640 Lighthouse Road
Port Bickerton
Nova Scotia, BOJ 1AO, Canada

This lighthouse was replaced by the present concrete lighthouse in 1962. It has been restored and converted into an interpretive center with exhibits on Nova Scotia lighthouses.

Description of Tower: Square tower on roof of dwelling.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1901: Square pyramidal wooden tower.

Date Established: 1901

Date Present Tower Built: 1930

Date Deactivated: 1962

Current Use: Interpretive center.

Open To Public? Yes.

The interpretive center provides information on the lighthouses of Nova Scotia. A craft shop highlights local crafts. The center is open June 15 to September 30. Hours: July and August 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; June and September: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The lighthouse/interpretive center is approximately 30 minutes from historic Sherbrooke Village. On the Marine Drive, Route No. 211, at Port Bickerton turn left at the stop sign and follow the signs to the lighthouse. Coming from the East, follow Marine Drive (Route 316) to the Country Harbour Ferry. Drive Route 211 to Port Bickerton and turn left at the stop sign.

Keepers: Theodore O'Hara (1901-1931), Calvin Kaiser (1932-1937), Harvey Taylor (1937-1940), Irvin Beiswanger (1940-1956), Harold Beiswanger (1956-1961), Jim Johnson (assistant, c. early 1960s), Fred Budge (1960-1977), Lamont Lovitt (1977-1982), Hector Lowe (1983-1988)


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