Canadian Coast Guard
A lightship was stationed at Colchester Reef in the 1870s to 1885. The lghthouse built in 1885 has been removed; now there is just a skeleton tower and a helipad on the site.
Tower Height: 39
Height of Focal Plane: 72
Characteristic and Range: Flashing red every 4 seconds, visible for 5 miles.
Description of Tower: Steel skeleton tower on cylindrical caisson.
This light is operational
White, hexagonal wooden tower (60 ft tall) with a red lantern and a third-order lens, on a circular stone pier.
Date Established: 1885
Date Present Tower Built: 1954
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only.