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Nearest Town or City:
Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Port aux Basques Harbor, southwestern Newfoundland.

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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 26

Height of Focal Plane: 95

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds, visible for 17 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White cast iron tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1875: Wooden tower.

Date Established: 1875

Date Present Tower Built: 1895

Fog Signal: 1898: fog gun; c. 1907: Diaphone horn; now automated horn, four second blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

This light station is seen by many people from ferries arriving at Port aux Basques. It is on a small island in Port aux Basques Harbour and is accessible only by boat or helicopter.

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

Keepers: Timothy Pike (1875-?), E. White (1911-?), John T. Gillam (1938-?)

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