Cape Forchu Lighthouse

Lighthouse Details
43° 47' 38.8'' N    -66° 09' 19.3'' W
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CAPE FORCHU I - Light Details


Location:West side entrance to Yarmouth Harbour
Standing:This light is no longer standing.
Operating:This light is no longer operating.
Began:1839
Year Lit:1840
Structure Type:Octagonal wood tower, white & red
Light Characteristic:Flashing White (1941)
Tower Height:059ft feet high.
Light Height:117ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse


  • 1840 - 1st order Fresnel lens, now on display in museum, revolving white
  • 1869 - first fog alarm in operation - 1922 - 1941 - 2nd order dioptric lens
  • 1960 - compressed air diaphone fog horn from seperate building
  • 1962 - replaced by present tower