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Name: François Bay Light   Map it!

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Also known as: West Point Light

Nearest Town or City:
François, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Entrance to François Bay, Cabot Strait, south coast of Newfoundland.

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Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This station, which began as a staffed fog signal station in 1929, acquired a light in 1958. The fog signal is no longer listed, and the lighthouse is no longer staffed.

Tower Height: 15

Height of Focal Plane: 151

Characteristic and Range: Green flash every 5 seconds; range 15 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square tower with a white lantern, attached to an equipment building, dwelling nearby.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1958: White square pyramidal tower, 14 feet tall.

Date Established: 1929

Date Present Tower Built: 1966

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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