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Stonehaven Lighthouse

In 1878, the breakwater at Clifton was extended to form an artificial harbour to shelter fishing craft and schooners engaged in exporting grindstones. Richard Peters built a lighthouse at the shore end of the breakwater in 1885 under a contract for $620. This square, wooden tower stood 11.3 metres tall, was surmounted by an iron lantern, and displayed a fixed red light. Besides marking the harbour, the lighthouse also served as a general coast light.

In 1894, the name of the lighthouse was officially changed from Clifton to Stonehaven, as the Clifton post office was some distance from the tower and a new post office called Stonehaven had been established closer to the lighthouse.

A fourth-order lens was mounted in the tower in 1916, and in 1923 a mast light was erected at the end of the wharf. The main light seems to be discontinued when the mast light on the wharf was established, and the cast-iron lantern was removed from Stonehaven Lighthouse in 1929. A modern skeletal tower, located on the hill overlooking the wharf, was serving the harbour in 2020.

Keepers: Charles F. Scott (1885 1904), Mrs. Elizabeth Scott (1904 1913), W. Daley (1913 1921), C. Daley (1921), E.G. Scott (1922 1923).


  1. Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, various years.

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