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Name: Betty Island Light  

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

Location: Brig Point, Prospect Bay, South Shore of Nova Scotia.

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Photo: Bob Crawford

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 63

Characteristic and Range: White four second flash every 15 seconds, visible for 13 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal wooden tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1875: White, square pyramidal wooden tower with two red bands. 1939: Wooden dwelling with lantern on roof.

Date Established: 1875

Date Present Tower Built: 1983

Fog Signal: Automated horn, two blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.

Keepers: Patrick Christian (1875-1904), John L. Christian (c. 1901), Patrick Edward Christian (1904-1920), Jack Clancey (c. 1920s-1930s?), George Coolen (1940-1953), Victor Kiley (1953-1966), ? Ingram (1966-1969), Eldon Bartlett (1969-1978), Max Dorey (1978-1983), Harry Major (1978-1983)


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