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Name: Canso Front Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: South entrance to Canso Harbour, southeastern Nova Scotia.

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Photo: Bob Crawford

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 28

Height of Focal Plane: 34

Characteristic and Range: Fixed yellow.

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

This light is operational

Date Established: 1905

Date Present Tower Built: 1905

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Follow Union Street in Canso to a hospital. Park near the hospital. The rear range light is just off the road ahead on the right. The front light is near the water, 1,261 feet from the rear light. Bob Crawford reports, "This pretty little light is on the edge of the harbour on private property, but it is accessible with permission."

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