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Name: Cape Sharp Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Minas Channel, Bay of Fundy

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Photo: Josette d'Entremont

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 60

Characteristic and Range: White flash 7 s; eclipse 3 s., visible for 11 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal wooden tower with red trim.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1886: Square tower attached to two-story dwelling.

Date Established: 1886

Date Present Tower Built: 1973

Date Automated: 1986?

Fog Signal: Automated horn, four second blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Route 102, take Exit #15 onto Route 104 towards New Brunswick. Exit right onto Glenholme Loop, then turn right onto old highway. Follow a short distance and exit left on Route 2 towards Parrsboro. At Parrsboro, continue through town past Partridge Island and onto gravel road towards Black Rock. At the bottom of a hill that veers right look for a left turn onto the old lighthouse access road. Park near this road and walk about 20 minutes or so to the lighthouse.

Keepers: Robert J. Ward (1886-?), Shaw Elliott (?-1962), Victor Grant Elliott (1962-1986), Ronald Best (assistant, c. 1970s)

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