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Name: Southwest Head Light  

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Also known as: Southern Head Light

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

Location: South end of Grand Manan Island.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Thomas P. Foster donated items from his time as a lightkeeper to the Grand Manan Museum in 1973.

Tower Height: 33

Height of Focal Plane: 157

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 14 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square white tower and red lantern on roof of fog signal building.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1880

Date Present Tower Built: 1959

Date Automated: 1987

Fog Signal: Automated horn, 6 second blast every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

This lighthouse is located on the edge of a cliff at the end of Route 776 on Grand Manan. Grand Manan Island is accessible via a daily ferry departing from Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, to North Head, Grand Manan. For information contact Coastal Transport Ltd. For arrivals & departures call (506) 662-3606; inquiries (506) 662-3724.

Keepers: Walter McLaughlin (1880-1901), Turner Ingalls (1901-?), Clyde S. Ingersoll (?), Thomas P. Foster (?), Samuel Harvey (?), Harvey Benson (?). Ottawa Benson (c. 1959), Addison Naves (?), Doug Daggett (?-1987)


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