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Name: Low Point Light  

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Also known as: Flat Point Light

Nearest Town or City:
New Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: East side of entrance to Sydney Harbour, Cape Breton.

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Managing Organization:
Sydney Harbour Fortification Society

Telephone: 902-862-8367

Contact Address Information:
3479 New Waterford Highway
PO Box 4147
New Victoria, Cape Breton
Nova Scotia, B1H 5B6 , Canada

The Sydney Harbour Fortification Society is working to preserve this site and to make it accessible to the public. There has been a problem with vandalism here in recent years.

Tower Height: 68

Height of Focal Plane: 85

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every five seconds, visible for 21 nautical miles.

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

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1832: 69-foot octagonal wooden tower with red and white stripes, red lantern.

Date Established: 1832

Date Present Tower Built: 1938

Fog Signal: Automated horn, two three-second blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Follow Route 28 to New Victoria. Turn left on Brown's Road; after .4 mile (.7 km) turn right and continue for .4 mile (.7 km). Turn left on a dirt road and drive a short distance to a gate. The lighthouse is a very short walk past the gate.

Keepers: Robert McNab (c. 1857); Theodore “Ted” Lohnes (1947-Dec 1952)


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