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Name: White Head Island Light (NS)  

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Also known as: White Head Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
Lower Whitehead, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Southwest point of White Head Island, Whitehead Harbour, eastern shore of Nova Scotia.


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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 60

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds, visible for 12 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square concrete tower with red lantern, attached to small building.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1854: Small, white, wooden combination tower and dwelling. 1934: Square wooden tower attached to fog signal building, 34 feet high. 1970: Fiberglass tower.

Date Established: 1854

Date Present Tower Built: 1978

Date Automated: 1988

Fog Signal: Horn - 3-sec. blast every 30 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: Patrick Dillon (1854-?); James P. Dillon (c. 1867); Wilfred Conway (?); John MacQuarrie (?-1988)

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