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Name: East Ironbound Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Highest point of land on east side of East Ironbound Island, entrance to Mahone Bay.


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Photo: Josette d'Entremont

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 146

Characteristic and Range: Iso W 6s, visible for 12 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square wooden tower on rectangular dwelling.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1867 lighthouse was destroyed by fire on January 3, 1870.

Date Established: 1867

Date Present Tower Built: 1871

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
Accessible by boat only.

Keepers: Edward Young (c. 1870), Uriah Young (c. 1872-1922), Alan M. Langille (1922-1928), Edward Finck (1930-1955), Charles H. Finck (1955-1980), Paul C. Finck (c. 1980-1990)

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