Caribou Lighthouse

Attractions in the The Northumberland Shore

The first lighthouse to be built at Caribou Point was established in 1868 and was a combination dwelling and light tower. Alexander Munroe was appointed the first keeper of the light in October 1867. Six lamps set in twelve-inch reflectors were used to produce a white flash every minute. on a pier in Pictou where it is part of the Northumberland Fisheries Museum. The lighthouse contains information on the life of a lighthouse keeper and is home to Rip E. Irwin’s collection of lighthouse information and photographs.
In October 2016, the one-story portion of Caribou Lighthouse was demolished, leaving just the tower standing.
The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.

Caribou Lighthouse

1857 Caribou Island Road
Caribou Island, Nova Scotia
B0K 1H0
This is a Seasonal Operation
Caribou Lighthouse is wheelchair accessible
Caribou Lighthouse is family friendly
Caribou Lighthouse is pet friendly
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