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Name: Fort Point Light (NS)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Southern entrance to Liverpool Harbour.

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Managing Organization:
Queens County Department of Tourism & Development

Telephone: 800-655-5741

Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 1264
Nova Scotia, B0T 1K0, Canada

This is the third oldest surviving lighthouse in Nova Scotia. It has been operated as part of Fort Point Lighthouse Park by the town of Liverpool since the 1970s.

Description of Tower: Square wooden tower built onto roof of keeper's quarters.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Integral keeper's quarters.

Date Established: 1855

Date Present Tower Built: 1855

Date Deactivated: 1989

Date Automated: 1951

Optics: 1851: Three lamps and 12 reflectors; 1951: Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Hand-cranked fog horn.

Current Use: Museum.

The lighthouse is open mid-May to mid-October daily. The ground level of the lighthouse is handicapped accessible. Admission is free; donations are welcomed. The park is open year round. The museum features models, interpretive panels, and a video presentation. Visitors are invited to climb the tower and to operate the hand-cranked fog horn. There is also a gift shop.

Fort Point Lighthouse Park is located at the end of Main Street in Liverpool. There is a large free parking area.

Keepers: Samuel T. N. Sellon (1856-1888); A. J. Campbell (1888 -1896); John Edward Misener (1896-1936); James Harris McLeod (1936-1951)

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