Cape Norman facts for kids
|Year first constructed||1871 (first)|
|Year first lit||1964 (current)|
|Tower shape||octagonal tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, red lantern|
|Original lens||3rd order fresnel lens|
|CHS number||CCG 223|
Cape Norman first appeared on French maps as Cape Dordois, in 1713, and then as Cape Normand in 1744. Eventually, the name became anglicised to Cape Norman.
Cape Norman Lighthouse
The Canadian government built a wooden, hexagonal lighthouse at Cape Norman during the summer construction seasons of 1870 and 1871, and the lighthouse was lit for the first time on 1 October 1871. In 1890, following the wreck of the SS Montreal at Belle Isle the previous summer, a steam-operated fog alarm was installed at the lightstation. John Campbell, a steam engineer from Pictou, Nova Scotia, was hired as lightkeeper and fog alarm engineer, replacing Henry Locke, the former lightkeeper. Campbell arrived at the cape in July 1890, beginning a family tenure which is currently operated by lightkeeper Warren Campbell.
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