Cape Spencer Light (New Brunswick)

The Cape Spencer Light is an active lighthouse on the Bay of Fundy east of Saint John, New Brunswick. There have been several towers at this site: the first was a wooden house built in 1873, which was succeeded by a concrete tower in 1918. The present fiberglass tower was erected in 1983 to replace a skeletal tower first lit in 1971.

Cape Spencer Lighthouse
Capespencer saintjohneast.jpg
The lighthouse is on the left
LocationBay of Fundy
Saint John
New Brunswick
Coordinates45°11′43″N 65°54′36″W / 45.1953°N 65.9099°W / 45.1953; -65.9099Coordinates: 45°11′43″N 65°54′36″W / 45.1953°N 65.9099°W / 45.1953; -65.9099
Constructed1873 (first)
1918 (second)
1971 (third)
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionfiberglass tower (current)
wooden tower (first)
concrete tower (second)
steel skeletal tower (third)
Height12 metres (39 ft)
Shapeconical tower with balcony and lantern (current)
square tower (first)
octagonal tower (second)
square tower (third)
Markingswhite lower half tower, red upper half tower and lantern (current)
OperatorCanadian Coast Guard [2]
Fog signalthree 2s. blasts every 60s.
First lit1983 (current)
Focal height62 metres (203 ft)
Range14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl W 11s.

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  1. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Canada: Southern New Brunswick". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 28, 2015.

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