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Name: Northwest Head Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Ramea Island Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Ramea, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Northwest Island, one of the Ramea Islands, south coast of Newfoundland.

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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Height of Focal Plane: 125

Characteristic and Range: Occulting white light.

Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower with red and white spiral bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1902

Date Present Tower Built: 1902

Date Automated: 1997

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Access to the island of Ramea is by ferry from Burgeo, or by private boat or helicopter. A road from the community of Ramea leads to the lighthouse.

Keepers: John Cheffey (1902-?), Vincent Moores (c. 1949), George Albert Keeping (c. 1962-1997)

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