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Name: Fourchu Head Light  

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Also known as: Forchu Head Light

Also known as: Forchu Point Light

Nearest Town or City:
Fourchu, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Southeastern Cape Breton

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Photo: Bob Crawford

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 32

Height of Focal Plane: 48

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white, visible for 11 miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical steel tower with horizontal red band.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Fog signal building.

Date Established: 1907

Fog Signal: Two automated horns, three second blast every 30 seconds (in unison).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

This light station is accessible via a fairly rugged hike from South Fourchu, beginning at a breakwater near fishing wharves and a cemetery.

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