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Name: Western Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: West side of entrance to Liverpool Bay

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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 45

Height of Focal Plane: 55

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 15 seconds, visible for 14 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal concrete tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1962

Date Present Tower Built: 1962

Date Automated: 1988

Fog Signal: Automated horn, six second blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Route 3 in Liverpool, follow Bristol Avenue to a stop sign. Turn left on Main Street, then right on School Street. After about .7 mile (1.2 km) turn right on Western Head Road and follow for 4.2 miles (6.8 km) to Breakwater Road and turn left. Follow a short distance to the lighthouse, where there is plenty of free parking.

Keepers: Roy Murphy (1961-1978), Bruce Messenger (assistant, ? - early 1970s), Lawrence Wentzel (assistant, ?-1977), Tanner (?-1988).

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