Canadian Coast Guard
The light station at Cape Roseway was the third to be established in Nova Scotia. This lighthouse is on the Canadian Lighthouse Doomsday List of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society. The dwellings and other buildings have fallen into disrepair since the light was automated.
Tower Height: 48
Height of Focal Plane: 109
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 14 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, octagonal concrete tower with red lantern.
This light is operational
1788: Stone tower with wooden clapboards, destroyed by lightning in 1959.
Date Established: 1788
Date Present Tower Built: 1960
Date Automated: 1986
Fog Signal: Horn discontinued in 1989.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only.
Keepers: Alexander Cockeren (1788-?), Otis Orchard (1920-1956), Aubrey Hipson (assistant, c. 1950s), Harry VanBuskirk (1956-1966).