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Cape George Lighthouse

Location: near Antigonish, NS

About Cape George Lighthouse

The nearest city is Antigonish, NS. The station was first established in 1861. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1968.

The lighthouse is a octagonal pyramidal tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 404 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 45 ft. The light has a period of 12 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

The lighthouse stands on a high cliff above the Northumberland Strait.

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.

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