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Boars Head Lighthouse

Location: northwest entrance to Petite Passage near Digby, NS
Body of Water: Bay of Fundy

About Boars Head Lighthouse

The location of the light is northwest entrance to Petite Passage. The nearest city is Digby, NS. The station was first established in 1864. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1955.

The lighthouse is a white square tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 60 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 16 nautical miles. The tower height is 35 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

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

Admiralty number: H3884

Automated by 1987.

Light Pattern:
Flash 1 sec; eclipse 4 sec.
Operates at night only.

Horn - Blast 2 s; sil. 3 s; blast 2 s; sil. 3 s; blast 2 s; sil. 48 s.
Horn points 315.

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 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

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