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Cape Roseway Lighthouse

Record #: MDS0126
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017
Last Full Update: 24 Oct 2017


Located In McNutts Island
Where To Find Us
McNutt’s 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

Established in 1788 on McNutt’s Island in the mouth of Shelburne Harbour, Cape Roseway was the third lighthouse ever built in Canada.  
It was built old world style with the cliff rocks it stands on.  
The rock walls were 6 feet thick and was structured with oak beams.  
In 1959 the lighthouse was struck by lightning and burned.  
The rock slabs were cracked and were replaced by the current concrete tower. 
The Present light is 111 feet above sea level.  
Today the light is accessible by boat and a 2 mile road from the wharf.