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Black Rock Lighthouse

Location: on the south shore of the channel west of Canada Creek near Canada Creek, NS
Body of Water: Minas Channel

About Black Rock Lighthouse

The location of the light is on the south shore of the channel west of Canada Creek. The nearest city is Canada Creek, NS. The station was first established in 1848. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1967.

The lighthouse is a cylindrical fibreglass tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 49 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 34 ft. The light has a period of 12 seconds.

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

Admiralty number: H3932

Light Pattern:
Flash 1 sec.
Eclipse 2 sec.
Flash 1 sec.
Eclipse 8 sec.

Operates at night only. Year round

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 12 second period, the light is on for less than 6 then off for more than 6.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:09 am
Sunrise: 7:54 am
Sunset: 5:06 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:50 pm

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