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Name: Cranberry Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Southern end of Cranberry Island, Canso Harbour, Cape Breton.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 48

Height of Focal Plane: 55

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: White square tower attached to fog signal building, with red lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Duplex dwelling (1963).

Earlier Towers?
1815: 60-foot octagonal wooden tower with red and white bands. 1883: White, square wooden tower attached to dwelling. 1971: Steel skeleton tower (moved to Jeddore Rock).

Date Established: 1815

Date Present Tower Built: 1978

Date Automated: 1986

Fog Signal: Two horns, blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Accessible by boat only; the lighthouse can be seen from near the hospital on Union Street in Canso.

Keepers: Ralph Allison Armsworthy (?), Havelock Cohoon (?), Jerry Armsworthy (?-1986?)

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