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Name: Henry Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Hood Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: St. George's Bay, offshore from Cape Breton.


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Photo: Bill Baker
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Managing Organization:
Henry Island Preservation Society

Telephone: 902-787-2515

Website: http://www.HenryIsland.com
Email: Bill@HenryIsland.com

Contact Address Information:
PO Box 96
Port Hood Island
Nova Scotia, B0E 2W0, Canada

Notes:
Henry Island is privately owned -- as of early 2004, by William F. Baker, the president and chief executive of WNET/Channel 13, the public television station in New York. The lighthouse is still maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Tower Height: 53

Height of Focal Plane: 210

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 4 seconds, visible for 6 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Octagonal wooden tower with vertical red and white stripes, red lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Keeper's house, storage building.

Date Established: 1902

Date Present Tower Built: 1902

Date Automated: c. 1985

Optics: 1850s: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? By appointment.

Directions:
Trips to the lighthouse can be made by appointment. Contact the Henry Island Preservation Society at (902) 787-2515 for information.

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