Liverpool's Fort Point Lighthouse is a distinctive timber combination, "hunch backed" in style and is the third-oldest surviving lighthouse in Nova Scotia. Built as a dwelling and tower, it's light marked the town's inner harbour since 1855, until the Coast Guard turned it off in 1989.The lighthouse had a resident keeper until 1964. His duties also included the sounding of a hand-cranked fog horn in answer to signals from vessels during "thick" weather. The lighthouse and attached dwelling have been restored to show life in the era of the last keeper. The invitation is open for visitors to climb the lighthouse for a view of Liverpool Bay, and try your hand at the crank fog horn. The museum is staffed by interpreters in period costume and features Maritime and Privateering history. Browse the gift shop for local crafts, folk art, collectibles and unique souvenirs of the lighthouse.
Liverpool's Fort Point Lighthouse is located at the end of Main Street, at the Mersey River estuary, past Victorian and Colonial Georgian homes shaded in century old trees, all set back to provide a spectacular view. The parking lot is designed to accommodate trailer/motor coach for easy turn around. Although the lighthouse is closed in the off season the park remains open year around for all to enjoy.
Lighthouse open season and hours:
Season: Mid-May - Mid-October
Hours: 10 am - 6 pm daily, except July and August 9am - 8pm daily
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Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society: http://www.nslps.com/
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