Northern Lighthouse Board
On December 26, 1900, three keepers mysteriously disappeared from this lighthouse. Peter Maxwell Davies' 1979 opera "The Lighthouse" is based on this incident.
Tower Height: 75
Height of Focal Plane: 331
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 30 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, conical tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1899
Date Present Tower Built: 1899
Date Automated: 1971
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Keepers: James Ducat (?-1900), Thomas Marshall (?-1900), Donald Macarthur (?-1900)