Cheticamp Harbour Front Range Light


CHETICAMP HARBOUR RANGE LIGHTS FRONT I - Light Details

  • Light Type: Front Range Light
  • Location: On east side of Cheticamp Eastern Harbour
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1980
  • Decommissioned: This light has been decommissioned.
  • Began: 1890
  • Year Lit: 1890
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, red lantern. 1990, in the care of the community
  • Tower Height: 023ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 027ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1941 - 1955 - replaced original tower of 1890 between these dates
  • 1968 - 1970 - elevation reduced from 27 feet to 25 feet
  • 1990 - ranges replaced by sector light
  • 1989 - not in List of Lights. 1992 - still standing at this time
  • 2005 - listed as white cylindrical tower, likely fiberglass

CHETICAMP HARBOUR RANGE LIGHTS FRONT II - Light Details

  • Light Type: Front Range Light
  • Location: On east side of Cheticamp Eastern Harbour
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Began: 1999
  • Year Lit: 1999
  • Structure Type: Round fiberglass sector light, no lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 030ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 045ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1894, 1914 - alterations made in these years
  • 1922 - 1941 - catatropic lens, lifeboat station nearby
  • 1941 - listed position slightly different from 1922
  • 1941 - 1955 - replaced by tower on crib

Highlights

  • County: Inverness
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Cheticamp Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Cabot Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 030 ft
  • Height Above Water: 045 ft
  • Latitude: 46~37~55.5
  • Longitude: 61~00~42.1
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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