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Name: West Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Cape Sable Island, southwestern Nova Scotia.

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Photo: Bob Crawford

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 20

Height of Focal Plane: 51

Characteristic and Range: Fixed red, visible for six nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical tower with alternating red and white horizontal stripes, no lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1888

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Fog Signal: Automated horn, two 2.5 second blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Follow Route 330 toward Clark's Harbour. Just before a welcome sign, turn right. Park near the wharf and the Linco Fisheries plant. The light is near the plant. Says Bob Crawford: "This one is very well hidden in Clarks Harbour -- we found it by tracking the fog horn, very loud."

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