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Name: Baccalieu Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Red Head Cove, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Trinity Bay, off the tip of the northwest Avalon Peninsula

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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This lighthouse was replaced as an aid to navigation by an automated light on a skeletal tower. It was originally a brick tower and was later encased in iron.

Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 443

Description of Tower: Red, conical cast iron tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1859

Date Present Tower Built: 1859

Date Deactivated: 1990s

Current Use: Unknown

Open To Public? No.

Accessible only by boat or helicopter.

Keepers: Four generations of Ryans kept the light at Baccalieu from 1858 to 1950. Other keepers at Baccalieu included Alphonsus and Vincent Keough, Joseph Hatch, Felix Noonan, Eric Blunden, John Hyde, Raymond Hyde (1957-1987), and Linus Walsh(30 years).


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