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Name: Cain's Island Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Caine's Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: SW coast of Newfoundland, Cabot Strait.

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Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This station was established as a fog signal station in 1904; a light was added on the roof of the engine house in 1907. At some point, the building was rebuilt with an attached white light tower, with a focal plane height of 49 feet. That structure was replaced by a skeleton tower in 1990; the light is now shown from atop the foghorn.

Tower Height: 8

Height of Focal Plane: 6

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 6 seconds; range 3 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Light on foghorn.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1990: Square skeleton tower.

Date Established: 1904

Fog Signal: Horn, 4-second blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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