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Name: Sable Island East End Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Sable Island, 186 miles east-southeast of Halifax.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The 1903 tower here was badly damaged by a fire caused by lightning on December 14, 1934.

Tower Height: 59

Height of Focal Plane: 118

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square tower, red vertical stripes on each of the four sides.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1873: Octagonal tower; 1903: Square pyramidal skeletal tower with central cylinder.

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1979

Date Automated: c. 1960s

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Written permission from the Canadian Coast Guard is needed to visit Sable Island.

Keepers: John Gregoire (c. 1934)


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