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Name: Candlebox Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: North entrance to Schooner Passage, Tusket Islands, west coast of Nova Scotia.

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Photo: Courtesy of John Cottreau     
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 38

Height of Focal Plane: 46

Characteristic and Range: Fixed red, visible for 8 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square tower on corner of white square building.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1893: Square pyramidal tower attached to dwelling.

Date Established: 1893

Date Present Tower Built: 1963

Date Automated: 1986

Fog Signal: Horn - Blast 3s; sil. 27s.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Keepers: Benjamin LeBlanc (1893-?), Norman Cottreau (c. 1918-1944), Lester LeBlanc (1963-1985), Leforest ("Huck") Norwood (assistant 1981-1985, head keeper 1985-1986)

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