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Name: Gull Island Light (Newfoundland)  

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Also known as: Cape John Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Shoe Cove, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Eastern tip of the Baie Verte Peninsula, on Newfoundland's northeast coast.

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Photo: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 45

Height of Focal Plane: 525

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white light every 10 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower with vertical red and white stripes.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Dwelling and three utility buildings.

Date Established: 1884

Date Present Tower Built: 1884

Optics: 1916: Fog alarm.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Accessible only by private boat or helicopter

Keepers: Mark Rowsell (1884-?); William Purchase, George Morey, George Rideout (?-c.1920 - was keeper approximately 20 years), Norman Welshman, Ephraim Whalen (c. 1920s); Percy Winsor (c. 1920 -28).


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