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Name: Cabot Islands Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Newtown, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: East coast of Newfoundland, Bonavista Bay.

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Photo: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This was originally a cast iron tower. In 1960 the tower was encased in an octagonal concrete shell.

Height of Focal Plane: 74

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white, visible for 10 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Octagonal tower (cast iron encased in concrete) with alternating red and white horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1880

Date Present Tower Built: 1880

Optics: 1880: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: 1921: Fog alarm; 1950: new fog alarm.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Keepers: Edward Harding, John Sainsbury, James B. Gill, Neil Wakely


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