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 Cape North, NS    
Lighthouse destroyed.
Description: The first light on Cape North was established in 1876. This was replaced in 1908 by a metal tower that had previously been used at Cape Race in Newfoundland. In 1978, this tower was relocated to Ottawa and replaced by the automated wooden tower shown on this page. After falling into disrepair, the wooden tower was toppled in 2010, and a light atop a square skeletal tower was established to serve mariners.

Location: Located near the northern tip of Cape Breton.
Latitude: 47.02905
Longitude: -60.39206

For a larger map of Cape North Lighthouse, click the lighthouse in the above map.

Travel Instructions: From the Cabot Trail near Dingwall, go north on Bay St. Lawrence Road for 13.4 kilometres and then turn right onto 6014 Road, which you can follow for 12 kilometres to Cape North Lighthouse. Note that a 4WD vehicle is required, and you will need to walk the last several kilometres.

The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.

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