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Louisbourg Lighthouse

Location: on Lighthouse Point near Louisbourg, NS
Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean

About Louisbourg Lighthouse

The location of the light is on Lighthouse Point. The nearest city is Louisbourg, NS. The station was first established in 1730. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1924.

The lighthouse is a white tapered octagonal tower with a red lantern.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 105 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 51 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

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

Admiralty number: H3344

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 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:51 am
Sunrise: 7:37 am
Sunset: 4:45 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:30 pm

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