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Name: Apple River Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
West Apple River, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Cape Capstan, Bay of Fundy.


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Photo: Millard V. Barteaux (painting)

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Notes:
An unofficial light was shown from two windows in a house from 1848 until the house burned down in 1869; it was replaced by the first official lighthouse in 1870.

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 71

Characteristic and Range: Two second white flash every 12 seconds.

Description of Tower: White square concrete tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1870: Wooden dwelling with square tower on roof; 1972: White square concrete tower at corner of one-story fog signal building. (The building has been removed, leaving the tower only.)

Date Established: 1870

Date Present Tower Built: 1972

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Directions:
This lighthouse can be seen from the Glooscap Trail, a few kilometers from Route 209.

Keepers: E. Fowler, Shaw Elliott, Victor Elliott, Marven McNally.

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