Cape Forchu Lighthouse

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


Location:West side entrance to Yarmouth Harbour
Standing:This light is still standing.
Operating:This light is operational
Automated:All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
Date Automated:Automated by 1993
Began:1962
Year Lit:1962
Structure Type:Hexagonal concrete tower, red & white, Applecore
Light Characteristic:Flashing White (1992)
Tower Height:075ft feet high.
Light Height:123ft feet above water level.
Solarized:This light has been solarized.


History Items for This Lighthouse


  • 1961 - design a stylized hexagonal tower to represent old tower
  • 1990 - served as monitoring station for 20 automated lights
  • 1995 - lease obtained on the land by Yarmouth Co. Tourist Assoc.