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Name: Point Aconi Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Near entrance to Great Bras d'Or Channel, Cape Breton.

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Photo: Maria Scala

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

In February 2014 the lighthouse was destroyed by a fire of suspicious origin.

Tower Height: 38

Height of Focal Plane: 84

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white, visible for 13 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower with red octagonal lantern.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1874: White, square, wooden tower, with dwelling attached. 1989: Fiberglass tower.

Date Established: 1874

Fog Signal: Automated horn, six second blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

At Highway 105 the Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive turns left across a bridge. Just after crossing the bridge, a right turn off Highway 105 leads to the Point Aconi Lighthouse.

Keepers: J. G. Mitchell (1965-1972), Paul Cranford (c. 1976).


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