NS-01678 - Cape Forchu Lighthouse
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Cape Forchu lighthouse at the entrance to Yarmouth harbour. Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia, Canada
Since 1839, ships entering and leaving Yarmouth Harbour have passed the light tower at Cape Forchu. The original timber tower was lit on 15th January, 1840.
Cape Forchu was the last of the staffed lighthouses in Nova Scotia, when its final keepers left in 1993. The dwellings wasn't vacant for long as the property was leased to the Yarmouth County Tourist Association in 1995 and a group of citizens formed the Friends of the Yarmouth Light Society, which opened the 1912 keeper’s duplex to the public in 1996.
The structure, is nestled into jagged rocks and offers a breath taking natural vista.
Tower Height: 22.9 meters (75ft)
Light Height: 37.5 meters (123ft) above water level