Peggy’s Point Light at Civil Twilight

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Peggy’s Point Light at Civil Twilight

A clear blue day in Nova Scotia is rare, but provides a beautiful backdrop for the scenic lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove.

A lighthouse was first built on the shores of Peggy’s Cove in 1868. The first Peggy’s Point Light used a kerosene lamp and a catoptric reflector to help sailors avoid smashing their ships on the rocky coast. Today, the lighthouse is automated and uses a standard red lighthouse light. Peggy’s Point Light is operated by the Canadian Coast Guard, as it still provides a valuable navigation aid to ships moving through the area.

Peggy’s Point Light is 50 feet tall and stands on an isolated outcropping of rock.

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Peggy’s Point Light at Civil Twilight was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer