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Name: Louisbourg Light  

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Also known as: Louisburg Light

Nearest Town or City:
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: North side of entrance to Louisbourg Harbour, Cape Breton.

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Photo: Josette d'Entremont
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard/Louisbourg Lighthouse Society


This was Canada's first lighthouse station and the second in North America. The Louisbourg Lighthouse Society is working for the preservation of the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 55

Height of Focal Plane: 105

Characteristic and Range: One-second white flash every 10 seconds

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

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1734: 70-foot stone tower (destroyed 1758); 1842: 2.5 story dwelling with lantern on roof (destroyed by fire in 1923).

Date Established: 1734

Date Present Tower Built: 1923

Fog Signal: Automated horns (2), two-second blast every 20 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Louisburg take Havenside Road to Lighthouse Point. There is a parking lot at the lighthouse.


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