Green Island (Fortune), Newfoundland and Labrador facts for kids
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|Year first constructed||1908 (first)
|Year first lit||1993 (current)|
|Construction||cast iron tower (first)
skeletal tower (second and current)
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern (first)
square frustum tower (second and current)
|Markings / pattern||red tower (first)
red lantern (current)
|CHS number||CCG 100|
Green Island (in French: Île verte) is a rocky island near the mouth of Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. It is located about 10 km (6 mi) west of the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland near Point May, and 10 km (6 mi) east of St. Pierre in the French islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.
In Article XIII of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), France acknowledged British ownership of Newfoundland and its adjacent islands, of which Green Island is one.
Green Island Lighthouse
The first lighthouse was built on Green Island in 1908. It was replaced in 1955 with an aluminium skeletal tower, and this was replaced with the present structure in 1993. Its light flashes every 10 seconds and is visible for 16 nautical miles (30 km). The foghorn sounds every 60 seconds as well.
Point (5) The low water mark on the west point of the south-westernmost island of the Little Green Island group. Latitude 46° 51' 36" N., Longitude 56° 05' 58" W. approximately.
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