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Name: Cape St. Lawrence Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Meat Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Northwest tip of Cape Breton Island.


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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Notes:
The lighthouse here had two lights, 42 feet apart vertically. The data for the "earlier tower" provided here refers to the upper light. The lower light, equipped with a seventh order lens, was shown from a bay window on the lower floor of the building, at a focal height of 95 feet, and had a nominal range of 15 miles. The lighthouse has been replaced by a mast.

Tower Height: 20

Height of Focal Plane: 82

Characteristic and Range: Two second white flash alternating with 10 seconds darkness.

Description of Tower: Triangular skeleton mast.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1889: White, square, wooden tower with a red iron lantern, dwelling attached; 56 feet tall, focal plane 137 feet.

Date Established: 1889

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: James J. Timmons (wife Maggie), David Wilkie (wife Margarett Timmons Wilkie)

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