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Name: Scatarie Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Main-a-Dieu, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Northeast point of Scatarie Island, off easternmost point of Cape Breton.

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 53

Height of Focal Plane: 64

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 30 seconds, visible for 22 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal tower with red octagonal lantern and attached equipment room.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1839: Octagonal wooden tower. 1953: Skeleton tower with enclosed central stairway, 48 feet tall.

Date Established: 1839

Date Present Tower Built: 1981

Date Automated: 1987

Fog Signal: Originally cannon; 1881: steam fog whistle; 1916: diaphone horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: John Pope (?), Thomas Campbell (?); Eliza Campbell (?); Tommy Campbell (?); James Burke (?); James Dodd (1839-1855); Edmund S. Dodd (1855-1861); John McLean (1861-?); Malcolm Ferguson (fog alarm engineer, 1881-1886); George Cann (18??); Raymond Ringer (c. 1957); Ronald MacIsaac (acting keeper 1957); Murray Rolfe (1970s); Robert Spears (?-1987)


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