Maugher Beach Light

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Maugher Beach Light in 2009 - 50th trip
Maugher Beach Light in 2009 - 50th trip

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Built: 1941

This 17.5 meters (58 feet) tall octagonal concrete tower sits off Maugher Beach (pronounced "Major Beach") on the west side of McNabs Island at the entrance to Halifax Harbour. It is the major landmark for ships arriving in Halifax. It replaced the original 1815 light, which had been placed atop the Sherbrooke Tower, a Martello defensive work. The Sherbrooke Tower was demolished in 1944, and the keeper's house was demolished in 1987.

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