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Name: Crichton Head Light  

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Also known as: Creighton Head Light

Also known as: Creighton's Head Light

Nearest Town or City:
West Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Isle Madame, Cape Breton Island.

The original lighthouse has been replaced by a skeleton tower.

Tower Height: 26

Height of Focal Plane: 37

Characteristic and Range: Fixed green; range 8 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Skeleton tower with an enclosed lower portion and a red and white, rectangular slatwork daymark.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1874: White, square, wooden tower; 20 feet tall.

Date Established: 1874

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Optics: 1874: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation (seasonal).

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