Canadian Coast Guard
This is Newfoundland's southernmost point. The light station is a National Historic Site. In recent years a pollution research station at the lighthouse has been operated by Michigan Tech with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/OGP) and the National Science Foundation.
Tower Height: 47
Height of Focal Plane: 320
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every five seconds, visible for 16 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower with horizontal red and white stripes, white lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1851
Date Present Tower Built: 1851
Fog Signal: Automated horn, four second blast every 60 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
The lighthouse station is accessible by car from Trespassey, via an 8 kilometer (5 mile) gravel road. While driving in the area you are likely to see a caribou herd.
Keepers: Henry Hearder (1851-1866), George Hewitt (1866-?), Samuel Austin (?)