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Name: Whitehead Island Light (NS)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Pubnico, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Mouth of Argyle Bay.

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The original lighthouse here burned down, circa 1951, after being hit by lightning. Douglas Gallagher, 54-year-old keeper, died of injuries received from an explosion at the station in March 1964.

Tower Height: 39

Height of Focal Plane: 98

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: White square tower on white square building.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1874: White tapered square wood tower attached to dwelling.

Date Established: 1874

Date Present Tower Built: 1951

Date Automated: 1986

Fog Signal: Three-second blast every 30 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: Isaac A. Montague (1874-1875, died in service), H. H. Hamilton (1875-1897), Douglas Gallagher (?-1964), Reg Smith (?-1986), Walter Goodwin (?-1986)

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