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 Maugher Beach (McNabs Island), NS    
Lighthouse best viewed by boat or plane.
Description: description to come

Location: Located on a tiny islet that is connected by a breakwater to McNabs Island.
Latitude: 44.6022
Longitude: -63.5336

For a larger map of Maugher Beach (McNabs Island) Lighthouse, click the lighthouse in the above map.


Travel Instructions: McNabs Island can be reached by ferry from Halifax through Murphy's on the Water and from Eastern Passage, on the opposite side of the harbour, through McNabs Island Ferry. You can also get a decent view of the lighthouse from York Redoubt National Historic Site, located in Fergusons Cove.

The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.

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Notes from a friend:

Kraig writes:
I had photographed this lighthouse from York Redoubt, but thought it was worth getting up close to the tower. McNabs Island Ferry shuttled me to the eastern side of the island, and then I hiked to the western side of the island. It is a good idea to have a map of the island and to know that Lighthouse Road, the easiest way to access the lighthouse, has been washed out. To visit the lighthouse without getting wet, you need to go via Strawberry Battery and pass on the south side of Hangmans Marsh. Give yourself at least two hours on the island as a good portion of the hike is across a rocky beach that is tough on the ankles.

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