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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sandy Point Lighthouse, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

In going through some old (pre-digital photography) albums, I came across this photo I took of the Sandy Point Lighthouse near Shelburne, Nova Scotia.  It is located on the east side of the entrance to Shelburne Harbour on a concrete pier. It commenced operation in 1880 on a wooden pier which was later replaced by the concrete pier.  It was manned until 1980 when it was automated.  It was discontinued by the Coast Guard in 1996 and is now owned by the community of Sandy Point and serves as a tourist destination.  The photo was taken in September 1998.


  1. It like a poem with loneliness in every line...funny little decommissioned beacon...I wonder what stories it could tell?

  2. It is surprising how many lighthouses are named Sandy point. I have a photo of a Sandy point I took when visiting Michigan and I believe there is a least one other on the Atlantic coast of the US. Thanks for sharing your Sandy Point.

    1. I know of at least 5 so there are probably more. There is one in Newfoundland and one in Maryland and one in Rhode Island in addition to Nova Scotia and Michigan.