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Name: Pictou Island East End Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Pictou Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Northumberland Strait.

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Photo: Bob Crawford

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

There have been three lighthouses on Pictou Island, located about 7.5 miles offshore. The East End Light is now a skeleton structure.

Tower Height: 32

Height of Focal Plane: 58

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 4 seconds.

Description of Tower: Red, square skeleton tower with a red and white rectangular daymark.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1853: White, square wooden tower with dwelling attached; 32 feet tall (destroyed). 1930: White, rectangular dwelling with a red lantern rising from the roof; 40 feet tall (destroyed).

Date Established: 1853

Date Present Tower Built: 1962

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The island can be reached by ferry (pedestrians only) from Caribou Ferry on the Nova Scotia mainland.

Keepers: William Hogg (1853-?), Andrew MacFarlane (c.1900-1930s), Archie MacDonald (c. 1930s-1950s)


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