Photo Sampler: Low Point Lighthouse

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56 Lighthouse Road, New Victoria, Cape Breton

Coordinates
46°16′01.9″N 60°7′32.9″W

Year first constructed
1832 (first)

Year first lit
1938 (current)

Automated
1988

Construction
concrete tower (current), wooden tower (first)

Tower shape
octagonal frustum tower with balcony and lantern

Markings / pattern
white tower, red lantern

Tower height
22 metres (72 ft)

Focal height
26 metres (85 ft)

Original lens
third order double bullseye lens

Current lens
rotating 36″ DCB-36 optic aerobeacon

Range
18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)

Characteristic
Fl W 5s.
(flash 0.5 sec; eclipse 4.5 sec) Year round.

Fog signal
automated horn, two three-second blasts every 60 seconds.

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