Cape Forchu Lighthouse (Yarmouth Light)

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Cape Forchu Lighthouse (Yarmouth Light)

 
Location: on a headland at the south western tip of Nova Scotia near Yarmouth, NS

Photo by: Jim Tracy
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About Cape Forchu Lighthouse (Yarmouth Light)

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The location of the light is on a headland at the south western tip of Nova Scotia. The nearest city is Yarmouth, NS. The station was first established in 1840. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1962.

The lighthouse is a a hexagonal tower with alternating white and red vertical stripes.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 123 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 12 nautical miles. The tower height is 75 ft. The light has a period of 12 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Admiralty number: H3820

Light is solar powered. Operates at night only.

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.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:13 am
Sunrise: 7:55 am
Sunset: 5:16 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:57 pm

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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