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Cross Island Lighthouse

Location: on the eastern tip of Cross Island near Lunenburg, NS
Body of Water: Lunenburg Bay

About Cross Island Lighthouse

The location of the light is on the eastern tip of Cross Island. The nearest city is Lunenburg, NS. The station was first established in 1834. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1980.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical fibreglass tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 82 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 10 nautical miles. The tower height is 38 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

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

Admiralty number: H3698

Light Pattern:
Flash 1 s; eclipse 9 s.
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: 6:06 am
Sunrise: 7:49 am
Sunset: 5:06 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:49 pm

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