Canadian Coast Guard
The 1903 tower here was badly damaged by a fire caused by lightning on December 14, 1934.
Tower Height: 59
Height of Focal Plane: 118
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White square tower, red vertical stripes on each of the four sides.
This light is operational
1873: Octagonal tower; 1903: Square pyramidal skeletal tower with central cylinder.
Date Established: 1873
Date Present Tower Built: c. 1979
Date Automated: c. 1960s
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Written permission from the Canadian Coast Guard is needed to visit Sable Island.
Keepers: John Gregoire (c. 1934)