Baccaro Point Lighthouse


Baccaro Point Lighthouse

Located on the east side Barrington Bay, 2 miles from Port Latour, Baccaro point is the most southerly point of mainland Nova Scotia. Baccaro is the oldest place name in Nova Scotia. It comes from the Basque word, Baccolaos, cod-fish.  In 1934 the original tower was destroyed by fire and replaced with the current structure. The lighthouse is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building.

  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 045ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 052ft feet above water level.
  • Date Lit: Jan 16, 1851
  • Automated:  1986

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