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Cape Sable Lighthouse

Location: on a small island just south of Cape Sable Island near The Hawk, NS
Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean

About Cape Sable Lighthouse

The location of the light is on a small island just south of Cape Sable Island. The nearest city is The Hawk, NS. The station was first established in 1861. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1924.

The lighthouse is a octagonal tapered tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 97 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 18 nautical miles. The tower height is 98 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

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

Admiralty number: H3784

The lighthouse is also called "The Cape Light".

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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