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Name: Main-à-Dieu Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Main-à-Dieu, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: West point of Scatarie Island, off easternmost point of Cape Breton.

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 31

Height of Focal Plane: 81

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 4 seconds, visible for 7 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical fiberglass tower, two red horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1871: 40-foot white square wooden tower with attached dwelling. 1935: Two-story dwelling topped by octagonal iron lantern.

Date Established: 1871

Date Present Tower Built: 1979

Date Automated: 1965

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The light can be seen across the Main-à-Dieu Channel from the village of Main-à-Dieu.

Keepers: James Burke (1871-?), Ben Campbell (?-1945), Eliza J. Campbell (1945-1965)


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