Canadian Coast Guard
The tower was refurbished in the late 1980s.
Tower Height: 34
Height of Focal Plane: 126
Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower with red and white checkerboard pattern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1895
Date Present Tower Built: 1895
Date Automated: 1960s
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
The headland is about 9.5 miles from the end of the road at Hickman’s Harbour. The light tower can be seen from the top of the cliffs at Random Head.
Keepers: Thomas Henry Cooper (1895-?) Cooper was the first of four generations of Coopers to keep the light at Random Head. The last full-time keeper, Thomas Cooper, resigned in 1952. John Watton was the caretaker of the light through the 1960s until it became battery powered.