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Name: Country Island Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Country Harbour Light

Also known as: Green Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
Seal Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: South side of Country Island, Tor Bay, southeastern Nova Scotia.

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The keeper's houses at this station were destroyed by the Canadian Coast Guard in February 2004. The island is an important bird nesting site; Environment Canada is considering Country Island as a potential Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

Tower Height: 45

Height of Focal Plane: 54

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 20 seconds, visible for 14 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal concrete tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Fog signal building.

Earlier Towers?
1873: Tower on dwelling; 1927: 37-foot square pyramidal wooden tower.

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1965

Date Automated: 1986

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Accessible by boat only.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Keepers: William Foster & Alex Potter (1872-1888?), S.H. Giffin (1888/89-1906), Henry Burke (1906-1924), Raymond Luddington (1924-1929), George Burke (1929), Tremaine Cooke (1929), George Crooks (1929-1945), Ernest Langille, Floyd Thompson & Bob Turner (1945-1949), Vernon Zwicker (1949-1960), Don Crooks (1960), Keith Guptill (1960-1977) Vernon Zwicker & George Locke (1977-1979), Vernon Zwicker (1979-1981), Terry Edmunds (1981-1985) Clyde M. Lahey (?-1986) (Thanks to Aaron Silver and Julia Trachsel for this list.)


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