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Name: Brigus Point Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Brigus, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: North Head at the northern entrance to Brigus Harbour, on the Avalon Peninsula in eastern Newfoundland.

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Photo: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 31

Height of Focal Plane: 113

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white light visible for 12 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower with red and white vertical stripes.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1885

Date Present Tower Built: 1885

Optics: 1885: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is accessible on foot but there is no marked trail. It is about 6 km of strenvous hiking. The community is in the process of constructing a trail to the lighthouse. (From Fisheries and Oceans Canada website, June 2001.)

Keepers: William W. Horwood (1884-1897), Samuel Wilcox (1897-1916), Walter Wilcox (1916-?), Thomas C. Roberts (caretaker, 1966-?)


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