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Name: Five Islands Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy.

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Photo: Dana Rushton

Managing Organization:
Five Islands Lighthouse Preservation Society

Contact Address Information:
c/o Barrie Walker, Box 79
Five Islands
Nova Scotia, BOM 1KO, Canada

This lighthouse was saved from destruction by the Five Islands Lighthouse Preservation Society, and it is now open for tours in summer. In 1996 it was moved from its eroding base to an adjacent campground.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal wooden tower with red trim.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1914

Date Present Tower Built: 1914

Tower Moved?
1952, 1957, 1996

Date Deactivated: 1993

Current Use: Attraction in campground.

Open To Public? Yes.

On Route 2 (Glooscap Trail) at the west end of the village of Five Islands turn onto Wharf Road. Enter Sand Point Campground and keep left through the gate to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is open in July and August, Thursday through Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. At other times, the lighthouse may be viewed during daylight hours. Admission is by donation.

Nearby Lodging: The lighthouse is located in Sand Point Campground. Call (902) 254-2755 for information and camping reservations.

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