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Name: Swallowtail Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada

Location: North Head, Grand Manan Island, Bay of Fundy.

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Photo: Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Swallowtail Keepers Society

Contact Address Information:
50 Lighthouse Road
North Head
Grand Manan Island
New Brunswick, E5G 2A2, Canada

Tower Height: 53

Height of Focal Plane: 122

Characteristic and Range: White 4-second flash every 6 seconds; visible for 12 nautical miles.

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

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Keeper's house.

Date Established: 1860

Date Present Tower Built: 1860

Date Automated: 1986

Fog Signal: Automated horn, ne 2-second blast every 20 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, bed and breakfast inn.

Open To Public? Inn and grounds.

From Highway 1 between St.Stephen and Saint John, take the road to Blacks Harbour and the ferry terminal. For ferry schedules, call (506) 662-3606. As you approach Grand Manan you will see the inn and lighthouse on the right. When leaving the ferry area on Grand Manan, turn right on Pettess Cove Road, then left on Old Airport Road for about 0.5 miles; turn on Lighthouse Road and follow to the end. It is a 10-minute walk to the lighthouse, including about 30 steps down to a wooden footbridge that crosses the chasm that separating the "mainland" from the rock on which the lighthouse stands. (Thanks to Michel Forand.)

Nearby Lodging: The keeper's house is now a bed and breakfast with six guest rooms. Email or call (506) 662-1100 for information. NOTE: This bed and breakfast inn is reportedly no longer in operation (April 2007).


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