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Head Harbour Light (East Quoddy Head Light)
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Date Established: 1829
Date Present Tower Built: 1829
Date Automated: 1986
Height of Tower: 51 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 58 ft.
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Open to Public?: No, you can walk near the light at low tide but beware of high tides
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DescriptionOne of oldest wooden towers in Canada and a major key to navigating Bay of Fundy. The Head Harbour lightstation is about two and a half miles from the nearest community, Wilson's Beach. The rocky outcropping on which the station is set becomes an island at high tide and is connected with the main body of the island by more of these rocky quasi- islands. A road from Wilson's Beach runs to a spot within walking distance of the lightstation. Beyond that point, the station is accessible by foot at low tide.
Photo Credits: Cary (#3-6)
Visit here for many photos of restoration work being done at this light.
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||Date posted: Mon Sep 4, 2006