Lighthouse: Peckford Island

1961 (station established 1910). Active; focal plane 16 m (51 ft); white flash every 10 s. 7 m (24 ft) square cylindrical shingled brick tower rising from the center of 1-story shingled fog signal building. Entire building painted with black and white vertical stripes. 1-story keeper’s house (1961). Located on the largest of the Wadham Islands about 4 miles south of Offer Wadham Island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Canadian Coast Guard. Notmar 395; ARLHS CAN-697; Admiralty H0586; NGA 1444.

Managing Organization: Canadian Coast Guard

Height of Focal Plane: 51

Characteristic and Range: Occulting red light.

Description of Tower: Square brick tower attached to fog signal building, with black and white vertical stripes.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?

1910: 33-foot wooden octagonal tower.

Date Established: 1910

Date Present Tower Built: 1961

Optics: 1910: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: 1925: fog alarm; 1967: Airchime fog alarm.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

B.E. Guy
T. A. Abbott (c. 1966)


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