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Name: Offer Wadham Island Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Hamilton Sound, Bonavista Bay, northeastern Newfoundland.

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Photo: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This lighthouse was replaced as an aid to navigation by an automated light on a skeleton tower. The lighthouse was originally built of brick and stone and was later encased in cast iron; in 1961 the tower was encased in concrete.

Description of Tower: Octagonal concrete tower, lantern removed.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1858

Date Present Tower Built: 1858

Current Use: Unknown.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Accessible only by private boat or helicopter.

Keepers: Thomas Hennesse, Edward Reddy. Charles Prowse (1862-?), Elias Abbott, Stephen Abbott, William Pomeroy, James F. Mouland, Arch Way. During the Second World War, keepers were Walter Hicks and Herbert Abbott.

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