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Cape Roseway Lighthouse

Location: on the southeast point of McNutt's Island near Roseway, NS
Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean

About Cape Roseway Lighthouse

The location of the light is on the southeast point of McNutt's Island. The nearest city is Roseway, NS. The station was first established in 1787. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1961.

The lighthouse is a octagonal concrete building with a red lantern.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 111 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 10 nautical miles. The tower height is 48 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

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

Admiralty number: H3762

The original tower was stuck by lightning in 1959. The resulting fire burned the wooden frame. With the weakened frame, the granite blocks supporting the tower dislodged making it unstable.

Flash 1 s; eclipse 9 s.
Visible from 187 through W. and N. to 055.
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 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:10 am
Sunrise: 7:51 am
Sunset: 5:13 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:54 pm

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