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Name: Cape Pine Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Trespassey, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: South coast of Avalon Peninsula, southeastern Newfoundland.

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Photo: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This is Newfoundland's southernmost point. The light station is a National Historic Site. In recent years a pollution research station at the lighthouse has been operated by Michigan Tech with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/OGP) and the National Science Foundation.

Tower Height: 47

Height of Focal Plane: 320

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every five seconds, visible for 16 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower with horizontal red and white stripes, white lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1851

Date Present Tower Built: 1851

Fog Signal: Automated horn, four second blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The lighthouse station is accessible by car from Trespassey, via an 8 kilometer (5 mile) gravel road. While driving in the area you are likely to see a caribou herd.

Keepers: Henry Hearder (1851-1866), George Hewitt (1866-?), Samuel Austin (?)

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