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Name: Boar's Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Petit Passage, Bay of Fundy.

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Photo: Dana Rushton
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 60

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 12 seconds, visible for 12 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal tower with red lantern and red trim.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1864: Square wooden dwelling with lantern on roof, 33 feet high.

Date Established: 1864

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1950s

Date Automated: 1987

Fog Signal: Automated horn, - Blast 2s; silence 3s; blast 2s; silence 3s; blast 2s; silence 48s.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation

Open To Public? Grounds only

A ferry leaves East Ferry on the half-hour for Tiverton. Turn right from the ferry and follow a paved road to a gate. Follow the narrow road on foot to the lighthouse.

Keepers: Henry M. Ruggles (1864-1901), Frank Ruggles (1901-1930), Angus Smiley (?-1987)


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