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Name: Margaree Island Light  

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Also known as: Sea Wolf Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
St. Rose, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Off the west coast of Cape Breton Island.

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 27

Height of Focal Plane: 298

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 4 seconds, visible for 7 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal, reinforced-concrete tower with a red, octagonal iron lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1854: White, square, wooden tower; dwelling attached; 40 feet tall.

Date Established: 1854

Date Present Tower Built: 1958

Date Automated: 1971

Optics: 1921: Second order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Accessible by boat only. The island, but not the lighthouse, can be seen from the mainland.

Keepers: Nathaniel C. McKeen (1854-?), Angus Y. MacLellan (1912-1946), John R. MacLeod (1968-1971)


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