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 Courtenay Bay Breakwater, NB    
Description: Work on the Courtenay Bay Breakwater was started sometime in the early twentieth century, and a 2,500-foot extension was completed in 1919. In 1927, an unwatched, white light was established at the outer end of the breakwater to show the entrance to Courtenay Bay. A year later, the light was moved 150 feet shoreward, and re-erected on the centre light of the breakwater.

The battery at the end of Courtenay Bay Breakwater was constructed during World War II to resemble, but not function as, a lighthouse. Rather, the guns at the battery were to engage any motor torpedo boats which might have been launched from a larger enemy vessel and to provide covering fire for a limited number of landing sites.

The battery was decommissioned after World War II and mostly dismantled in 1946. Today, a flashing red light is exhibited from the top of the battery's white, hexagonal tower.

Location: Located near the outer end of the Courtenay Bay Breakwater.
Latitude: 45.257333
Longitude: -66.045056

For a larger map of Courtenay Bay Breakwater Lighthouse, click the lighthouse in the above map or get a map from: Mapquest.


Travel Instructions: The lighthouse is best viewed from the water, but distant views are also possible from the waterfront in Saint John.

The lighthouses is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds/tower closed.

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