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Ferryland Head Light

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Characteristic  Fl W 6s.
Height  14 m
Year first constructed  1871
Admiralty number  H0450
Opened  1871
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Location  Avalon Peninsula, Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
Construction  brick encased in iron tower
Tower shape  cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern  red tower and dome, white lantern

Ferryland Head Light is an active lighthouse on Avalon Peninsula, southeast of the village of Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is situated at the end of a long peninsula that juts into the sea.

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History

This lighthouse was built in 1871. It is a 14-metre tall cylindrical tower, painted red. Atop is a white lantern, a gallery, and a red roof. It was originally made of brick, but, since 1892, has been encased with iron. The lantern flashes white every six seconds. The original light has been replaced, and is now part of a display at the Ferryland Museum.

In August 2012, the Town of Ferryland became the new owners of this lighthouse. It is managed by the Irish Loop Development Board.

Keepers

Michael Kearney 1871-1882 William Costello 1882-1905 John William Costello 1905-1927 Augustan Costello 1927-1939 William “Billy” Costello 1939-1970

References

Ferryland Head Light Wikipedia


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