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Name: Point Verde Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Point Verde, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Southern entrance to Placentia Roads, east side of Placentia Bay.

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Photo: Curtis Thomas
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This light was established to mark a rocky shoal that extends almost a mile to the northeast. The keepers' dwellings and other buildings were all removed or demolished by 1991. Erosion is a major problem here, which necessitated the installation of a new light tower further from the edge of the cliff in 1990.

Tower Height: 37

Height of Focal Plane: 98

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, visible for 15 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square, steel skeletal tower with enclosed lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
c. 1975: approx. 20-foot fiberglass tower.

Date Established: 1876

Date Present Tower Built: 1990

Date Automated: 1990s

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Keepers: James E. Croucher (c. 1890s), Leo McGrath (assistant, ?-mid-1980s), George Thomas (1977-1991)


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