Kidston Island Lighthouse
The lighthouse as seen from the mainland.
LocationKidston Island
Baddeck, Nova Scotia
Coordinates46°05′53.3″N 60°44′31.3″W / 46.098139°N 60.742028°W / 46.098139; -60.742028
Constructed1875 (first)
1912 (second)
Constructionwooden tower
Height14.5 metres (48 ft)
Shapesquare tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower, red balcony and lantern
OperatorVillage of Baddeck[2]
First lit1959 (current)
Focal height13.5 metres (44 ft)
Range6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)
CharacteristicFl G 12s.[1]

The Kidston Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Kidston Island, located in the Bras d'Or lakes, in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. The original lighthouse on Kidston Island was built in 1875.[3] The present lighthouse was built in 1912 and the two stood side by side for some time. The lighthouse can only be accessed by boat; a ferry operates during the summer months.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Kidston Island Lighthouse Details". NSLPS. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Canada: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Kidston Island Light". Lighthouse Explorer. Lighthouse Digest. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Kidston Island Lighthouse". NSLPS. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2012.