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Name: Margaree Harbour Front Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: West coast of Cape Breton.

Click to enlarge: Photo   
Photo: Bob Crawford

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 22

Height of Focal Plane: 50

Characteristic and Range: Fixed yellow.

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

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1885: 21-foot wooden tower on breakwater; served as a sector light.

Date Established: 1885

Date Present Tower Built: 1901

Date Automated: 1963

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Route 219, take the Margaree Harbour SHore Road. Turn right and follow to the end of the road at Margaree Harbour. Climb the hill to the left to see the lighthouses.

Keepers: Nicholas Daigle (1901-?), John L. Mackinnon (1952-1963, was caretaker 1963--1970).


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