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Name: Black Rock Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Big Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Bras d'Or Lake, entrance to Great Bras d'Or Channel, Cape Breton.

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Photo: Dana Rushton

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 34

Height of Focal Plane: 75

Characteristic and Range: Two second white flash every six seconds, visible for 13 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square tower with red lantern, attached to fog signal building.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1868

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Fog Signal: Automated horn, three second blast every 30 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Route 105, take Exit 14. At the fire station turn onto Black Point Road, and follow it to the end. Turn left and drive about a half-mile on a dirt road to a gate. The lighthouse is a few minutes walk from here.

Keepers: Donald Morrison (1868-?), Michael Bernard MacGillivary (c. 1960s), Frank Kozera (1977-1990)


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