|Record #: MDS0123||Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016||Last Full Update: 11 Sep 2014|
|Where To Find Us||
|Areas Served||Shelburne County|
|Contact||Anna Kenney, Recreation Director|
|Mailing Address||c/o Barrington Municipal Recreation
PO Box 100
27 Park Lane
Barrington, NS B0W 1E0
|Description & Services|
Perched at the edge of the ocean, this lighthouse is an important seabird watching site.
Located on the east side of Barrington Bay near Port La Tour, this small wooden lighthouse was built in 1934. It replaced the original building, built in 1850, which was destroyed by fire.
Baccaro is the oldest place name in Nova Scotia. It comes from the Basque word, Baccolaos, cod-fish. Baccaro point is the most southerly point of mainland Nova Scotia. (Cape Sable off Cape Sable Island is the furthest south.) In 1852 the materials for the first lighthouse were hauled along the beach – there being no road.
Today the tall, square building stands fast on its bed of solid rock.
|Tags||Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Visual Arts|