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Name: Green Island Light (Fortune Bay, NF)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Fortune (?), Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Entrance to Fortune Bay, off the Burin Peninsula.

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Photo: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

As of January 2003 this is still a staffed light station.

Tower Height: 20

Height of Focal Plane: 149

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds, visible for 16 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square aluminum skeletal tower, red daymark, white horizontal band.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
One-story keeper's house and three utility buildings.

Earlier Towers?
1908: Red circular iron tower. 1955: Square open-framework aluminum tower with sloping sides and a red lantern.

Date Established: 1908

Date Present Tower Built: 1993

Fog Signal: Blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: Robert F. Forsey (1908-?), George Piercey (c. 1936), Fred Hillier, Bill Thornhill, Cluett Day, Ambrose Price, Ron Thornhill, George Ben Monster.


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