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DGJ_3839 - Cape Sable Lighthouse

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Very hard to get a great shot on a hot day, the heat waves cause lots of distortion of distant objects. I need this for my collection, someday maybe I will get a better one.


The station was de-staffed in 1986, and was remotely monitored from Cape Forchu, Yarmouth. Currently, the light is monitored from Letete, New Brunswick. A variety of buildings and dwellings were erected over the years. They were burned down by the Coast Guard in 1988 and today, only the concrete tower remains. On July 28, 1989, the Federal Heritage Building Review Office designated the Cape Sable Light tower a Classified Building, providing it with the highest level of on-going protection.


The Cape Sable Light can be viewed from the beach at The Hawk, Cape Sable Island.


Location: Southern portion of Cape Sable Island

Standing: This light is still standing.

Operating: This light is operational

Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.

Date Automated: Automated by 1986

Began: 1923

Year Lit: 1924

Structure Type: Octagonal concrete tower, white, red lantern

Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)

Tower Height: 101ft feet high.

Light Height: 097ft feet above water level.

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Taken on July 31, 2011