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Margaree Island Lighthouse

Location: in the center of the Sea Wolf Island National Wildlife Area near Cape Breton, NS
Body of Water: Gulf of St. Lawrence

About Margaree Island Lighthouse

The location of the light is in the center of the Sea Wolf Island National Wildlife Area. The nearest city is Cape Breton, NS. The station was first established in 1854. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1959.

The lighthouse is a white hexagonal tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 298 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The tower height is 27 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

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

Admiralty number: H1208

Light Pattern: Flash 1 s; eclipse 3 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 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:57 am
Sunrise: 7:44 am
Sunset: 4:48 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:35 pm

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