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Name: Green Island Light (NS, Cape Breton)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Summit of Green Island, Cape Breton, entrance to Strait of Canso.

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The 1927 lighthouse here still remains standing.

Tower Height: 38

Height of Focal Plane: 112

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 16 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical fiberglass tower, red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1865: 1 1/2 story keeper’s house with a lantern at one end; 1927: Two-story keeper's dwelling with lantern centered on roof. 1968: Skeletal tower.

Date Established: 1865

Date Present Tower Built: 1986

Date Automated: 1986

Fog Signal: Automated horn, three two-second blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Unknown.

In Little Anse, on the Fleur-de-lis Trail on Petit-de-Grat Island, a hiking trail leads to Cap Rouge and a view of Green Island.

Keepers: Patrick Duane (1865-1871), William Duane (1871-1902), Conrad Landry (1952-1982), Gary Landry (1982?-1986)

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