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Apple River Lighthouse

Location: the north side of the entrance to the Apple River near Cumberland, NS

About Apple River Lighthouse

The location of the light is the north side of the entrance to the Apple River. The nearest city is Cumberland, NS. The station was first established in 1848. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1966.

The lighthouse is a white square tower on a fog signal building.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 71 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 35 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

The 1848 light was replaced in 1870 which was placed 100ft SSE from the 1848 tower. The current tower was automated in 1973. In 1992, an electric lantern was installed.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

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Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:10 am
Sunrise: 7:55 am
Sunset: 5:06 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:50 pm

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