Swallowtail Keepers Society
Contact Address Information:
50 Lighthouse Road
Grand Manan Island
Tower Height: 53
Height of Focal Plane: 122
Characteristic and Range: White 4-second flash every 6 seconds; visible for 12 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, octagonal wooden tower with red lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1860
Date Present Tower Built: 1860
Date Automated: 1986
Fog Signal: Automated horn, ne 2-second blast every 20 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, bed and breakfast inn.
Open To Public? Inn and grounds.
From Highway 1 between St.Stephen and Saint John, take the road to Blacks Harbour and the ferry terminal. For ferry schedules, call (506) 662-3606. As you approach Grand Manan you will see the inn and lighthouse on the right. When leaving the ferry area on Grand Manan, turn right on Pettess Cove Road, then left on Old Airport Road for about 0.5 miles; turn on Lighthouse Road and follow to the end. It is a 10-minute walk to the lighthouse, including about 30 steps down to a wooden footbridge that crosses the chasm that separating the "mainland" from the rock on which the lighthouse stands. (Thanks to Michel Forand.)
Nearby Lodging: The keeper's house is now a bed and breakfast with six guest rooms. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (506) 662-1100 for information. NOTE: This bed and breakfast inn is reportedly no longer in operation (April 2007).