Cape George Lighthouse (Northumberland Strait)

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45° 52' 26.8'' N    -61° 54' 01.8'' W
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     This is a lighthouse to visit. Visitor Info45° 52' 26.8'' N    -61° 54' 01.8'' W    Google Map

Courtesy Cape George Lighthouse Society

Cape George Lighthouse,
Northumberland Strait


The first light, erected in 1861, was a square white wooden tower. In 1908, it was replaced by an octagonal wood tower, painted white, with a circular red metal lantern.
 
The current light, the third on the site, is the octagonal concrete tower built in 1968 shown in the image above. It is 45 feet (14 m) high with a group flashing white (12s) electric light. The lighthouse stands on a high cliff above the strait.
 
 

Cape George Lighthouse (Northumberland Strait)   Specs at a glance...


Body of WaterSt. George's Bay
CountyAntigonish
RegionNorthumberland Shore
Scenic DriveSunrise Trail
Tower Height045ft
Height Above Water404ft
CharacteristicFlashing White (1992)
Still standing:True
Still operating:True