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Name: Cape Norman Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Cook's Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Tip of the Great Northern Peninsula, at the east side of Pistolet Bay.

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

The second Cape Norman tower was initially a "segmented cast iron tower," but it was later encased in a concrete shell with flying buttresses, based on the design developed by William P. Anderson, chief engineer and superintendent of lighthouses at the Canadian Department of Marine and Fisheries. It was demolished in 1963. As of January 2003, this is still a staffed light station.

Tower Height: 50

Height of Focal Plane: 116

Characteristic and Range: Flash 0.5 s; eclipse 5.5 s; flash 0.5 s; eclipse 5.5 s; flash 0.5 s; eclipse 17.5 s. Visible for 21 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal concrete tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1871: White hexagonal wooden tower. 1907: Cast iron tower, encased in a concrete shell with eight flying buttresses.

Date Established: 1871

Date Present Tower Built: 1963

Fog Signal: 1880: diaphone horn. 1971: automated horn, three second blast every 30 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The light station is accessible by gravel road.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Keepers: Henry Locke (1871-?), John Campbell (?)

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