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Chebucto Head Lighthouse

Location: on the Chebucto Peninsula near Duncan's Cove, NS
Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean

About Chebucto Head Lighthouse

The location of the light is on the Chebucto Peninsula. The nearest city is Duncan's Cove, NS. The station was first established in 1872. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1967.

The lighthouse is a white concrete tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 155 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 10 nautical miles. The tower height is 42 ft. The light has a period of 20 seconds.

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

Admiralty number: H3600

Chebucto Head forms the most easterly point on the peninsula and is used to define the southwestern limit of Halifax Harbour.

In May 2004 the keeper's house burned to the ground.

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 20 second period, the light is on for less than 10 then off for more than 10.

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