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 Bass River, NS    
Lighthouse accessible by car and a short, easy walk.Privately owned, no access without permission.
Description: Bass River Lighthouse, a white wooden pepper-shaker-style tower, was built in 1907 on the point at the western side of entrance to the Bass River. The light was the easternmost beacon on Cobequid Bay, the eastern section of Minas Basin and the Bay of Fundy. David Vance was appointed as the first keeper on October 24, 1907.

Bass River Lighthouse was deactivated around 1992 and then sold in 1994. A one-story dwelling was built into the base of the tower to serve as a summer home.


  1. Lighthouses & Lights of Nova Scotia, E.H. Rip Irwin, 2003.

Location: Located on the west side of the mouth of the Bass River.
Latitude: 45.3952
Longitude: -63.78143

For a larger map of Bass River Lighthouse, click the lighthouse in the above map.

Travel Instructions: From Route 2 (Glooscap Trail), just west of Bass River, turn south on Wharf Road and continue to its end. Bass River Lighthouse can be viewed by walking the shoreline along Bass River and Cobequid Bay.

The lighthouse is privately owned. Grounds/tower closed.

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