Georges Island Lighthouse, Halifax, NS, Canada | CruiseBe
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Georges Island Lighthouse

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historic site, lighthouse, landmark

Georges Island Lighthouse is a prominent concrete lighthouse, built in 1917 which replaced an earlier tower built in 1876. The light-keeper's house remains standing a few hundred feet to the north. The lighthouse is operated by the Canadian Coast Guard.


The lighthouse was automated in 1972, and in 2005 the foghorn was decommissioned.

In the summer of 2006 the lighthouse was used by the U.S. Navy in training exercises.

List of lighthouse keepers

  • 1876–1920 Ross, Robert
  • 1920–1946 Nolan, W.H.
  • 1921 Ross, S.
  • 1921 Ross, J.
  • 1946 Bedgood, H.J.
  • 1946 Edwards, E.J.
  • 1946–1964 Matthews, Victor Maynard
  • 1964–1972 Barkhouse, D.D.

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