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Name: Gabarus Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Gabarus, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Gabarus Harbour, southeastern Cape Breton.

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Photo: Bob Crawford

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

In Nov 2015, the lighthouse was moved 40 feet from the eroding cliff.

Tower Height: 31

Height of Focal Plane: 54

Characteristic and Range: Fixed red, visible for 9 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, hexagonal wooden tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1890

Date Present Tower Built: 1890

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Follow Harbour Point Road from the village of Gabarus. Watch for an open grassy area at about .3 mile (1/2 km). The lighthouse can be reached via a short walk following the narrow path from here.


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