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DSC02078 - Low Point Lighthouse (Last view)

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I left the lighthouse, not getting the great colours I had hoped for but as I was leaving I went in a different direction than normal and managed to get this shot which I liked.


The first lighthouse was an octagonal wood tower built in 1832, 21 meters (69ft) high. It had a round iron lantern and a 3rd order double bullseye lens manufactured in France. This lighthouse was replaced in 1936 by the current concrete tower, but the original lantern and lens were retained. It has the only remaining circular lantern in Nova Scotia.


Location: Northeast entrance to Sydney Harbour


Began and Lit: 1938

Tower Height: 22 meters (72ft)

Light Height: 23.8 meters (78ft) above water level

Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)

Still operating: True


Region: Cape Breton Island

Scenic Drive: Marconi Trail


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Taken on August 24, 2012