Cape Ray

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Cape Ray
Cap Ray Lightstation 173.jpg
Cape Ray Lighthouse
Cape Ray is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Cape Ray
Location of Cape Ray in Newfoundland
Location Cape Ray
Coordinates 47°37′16.1″N 59°18′14.2″W / 47.621139°N 59.303944°W / 47.621139; -59.303944
Year first constructed 1871 (first)
1885 (second)
Year first lit 1959 (current)
Deactivated 1885 (first)
1959 (second)
Foundation concrete base
Construction wooden tower (first and second)
concrete tower (current)
Tower shape hexagonal tower (first)
octagonal tower with balcony and lantern (second and current)
Markings / pattern white tower with a narrow red horizontal band
Tower height 15 metres (49 ft)
Focal height 37 metres (121 ft)
Range 17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 15s.
Admiralty number H0220
CHS number CCG 173
NGA number 2492
ARLHS number CAN-645
Managing agent South West Coast Development Association[1][2]

Cape Ray is a headland located at the southwestern extremity of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

It is located opposite Cape North on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Cape Ray the community takes its name from this historic landmark.

See also


  1. ^ Central and Western Newfoundland The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 11 February 2017
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016.

External links

  • Cape Ray Lighthouse
  • Aids to Navigation Canadian Coast Guard

Coordinates: 47°37′07″N 59°18′07″W / 47.61861°N 59.30194°W / 47.61861; -59.30194

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