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 Hart Island, NS    
Lighthouse accessible by car and a short, easy walk.
Description: The enclosed structure that stands on Hart Island today has been inactive since the 1960s and has had its lantern room removed. Lights atop two square, skeletal towers located near the enclosed structure serve as Hard Island Range to guide vessels into Canso Harbour. Inside the harbour are two lights built atop wooden cribs that serve to mark navigational hazards. These lights are known as Starling Rock and Harbour Shoal.

Location: Located on Hart Island in Canso Harbour.
Latitude: 45.343778
Longitude: -60.990361

For a larger map of Hart Island Lighthouse, click the lighthouse in the above map or get a map from: Mapquest.

Travel Instructions: Hart Island Lighthouse can be viewed from the waterfront in Canso. Take NS-16 into Canso which will become Main Street. Stay on Main Street until you near the waterfront and then turn left onto Water Street where you can park and access a harbour walk that has infromational signs and affords views of Hart Island.

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

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