The Jerseyman Island Light off Arichat was determined to be at the end of its life expectancy by a Canadian Coast Guard engineering report.
After the old “saltshaker” style aid to navigation was torn down, a new concrete foundation was poured for the new structure. Contributed photo
The pieces of the new lighthouse were taken to Jerseyman’s Island one at a time.
The frame of the new lighthouse was assembled on the foundation and the cupola was installed to hold a new light. Contributed photo
The new Jerseyman Island Lighthouse structure is now complete and will require very little maintenance for more than 25 years. A design and review assessment by the Aids to Navigation Program determined the light is still required to assist in safe navigation in the area. Contributed photo
A pre-fabricated aluminum frame was constructed and prepared with cladding and siding in Shearwater. Contributed photo
A truck transported the new lighthouse in separate pieces from Dartmouth to Isle Madame. Contributed photo
After arriving from Dartmouth, the new lighthouse rested in sections on the shoreline below Babin’s Hill. Photo by Jake Boudrot
The last section to go to Jerseyman’s Island was the beacon. Photo by Donald MacLellan
A Canadian Coast Guard helicopter took sections of the new lighthouse to Jerseyman’s Island on Sept. 25. Photo by Donald MacLellan