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Name: Powles Head Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Trepassey, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula in eastern Newfoundland.

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Photo: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Height of Focal Plane: 102

Characteristic and Range: White occulting light.

Description of Tower: Square, white wooden tower with red lantern, attached to keeper's dwelling.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1902: Square pyramidal wooden tower; ? iron tower.

Date Established: 1902

Date Present Tower Built: 1960

Fog Signal: 1907: diaphone foghorn; 1950s: new fog alarm.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

A 5 kilometer (3 mile) gravel road leads to the light station.

Keepers: J. Devereaux, Francis Fitzgerald, Francis Fontaine, Frank St. Croix, Joseph Corrigan, Tom Corrigan.


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