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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.

Directions:
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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