Cape Sable Lighthouse

Lighthouse Details
43° 23' 24'' N    -65° 37' 16.9'' W
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43° 23' 24'' N    -65° 37' 16.9'' W    Google Map

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CAPE SABLE I - Light Details


Location:Southern portion of Cape Sable Island
Standing:This light is no longer standing.
Operating:This light is no longer operating.
Began:1861
Year Lit:1861
Structure Type:Octagonal wood tower, white
Light Characteristic:Flashing White (1922)
Tower Height:050ft feet high.
Light Height:053ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse


  • 1861 - red glazed lantern, nineteen lamps, expensive and poor range
  • 1869 - clear lantern installed, increasing range, revolving white (40s)
  • 1876 - steam powered fog whistle installed - 1883 - catatropic lens
  • 1902 - 3rd order Fresnel lens installed - 1922 - 3rd order Fresnel lens