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Cape Negro Island Lighthouse

Located In Cape Negro
Where To Find Us
Cape Negro Island, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County
Phone 902-875-3544 Ext. 225
Contact Adam Dedrick, Director of Recreation and Parks
Mailing Address c/o Municipality of the District of Shelburne - Recreation & Parks 
PO Box 280 
136 Hammond St 
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
Fax 902-875-1278
Description & Services
Located on the Southeastern end of the island, this structure is 91 feet tall with a light range of 16 miles.  
Originally built in 1872, the current tower replaced it in 1915 and was automated in 1993. Cape Negro was named on Champlain’s map of 1612. In his book The Works of Samuel de Champlain, Volume 1, Champlain wrote “Proceeding along the coast we reached a very good port for vessels, and the head of which is a little river extending a good way inland. I named this the harbour of Cape Negro, on account of a rock which from a distance looks like one…”
Special Information
Tags Canoe/Kayak ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Summer Fun ; Visual Arts