Cape Forchu Lighthouse - Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 47.642 W 066° 09.308
19T E 728876 N 4852930
Quick Description: Cape Forchu Lighthouse is located at a picturesque location at Cape Forchu on the southwest coast of Nova Scotia near the city of Yarmouth.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/15/2020 3:15:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM12F7F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The original lighthouse at Cape Forchu was constructed in 1839 and became operational in 1840. It was demolished in 1961 and replaced by the current structure which features an unusual "apple core" design. The original Fresnel Lens was replaced by solar powered a globe made up of a series of prismatic rings of glass containing 360 prisms. As the globe rotated, the light was refracted and reflected to emit a beam of light for a distance of 20 miles.

Data for Cape Forchu Lighthouse:

Light Characteristic: Flashing White
Tower Height: 75 ft feet high.
Light Height: 123 ft feet above sea level.
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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Weekday Hours: Not listed

Weekend Hours: Not listed

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