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Name: North Canso Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Auld's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: West side of north entrance to Canso Canal.

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Photo: Anne Pelrine

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 120

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 3 seconds, visible for 13 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White cylindrical tower, two red horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1842

Date Present Tower Built: 1966

Date Automated: 1960

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Route 4 in East Havre Boucher, a small lane leads to the light. Walking, rather than driving, down the lane is recommended; it's about a mile to the light.

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Keepers: George McKay (1842-1881)

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