Love of Lighthouses North American Lighthouses: Cape Spear Lighthouse

Name: Cape Spear Lighthouse

Location (State or Province): Newfoundland

Date Established: Original tower 1834, Current tower 1955

Optics: The light used seven Argand burners and curved reflectors. This was later replaced by a dioptric lens system; the light was first lit by oil, then acetylene and finally electricity in 1930.

Markings: Original structure was a square wooden building with a tower in the middle containing the light. New tower white concrete.

Structure: Concrete

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Posted by Windigo on Mar 17, 2010 2:10 PM CST:
Travel Instructions:
From the east end of Highway 2 in St. John's, exit onto Water Street. Drive south on Water Street for 0.9km (0.6 miles), and then turn left onto Blackhead Road, and continue for 14.2km (8.9 miles) to the parking lot for the Cape Spear National Historic Site. The new Cape Spear Lighthouse is a short walk up a path from the parking lot. A visitor centre and gift shop is located near the lighthouse.

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