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.
|Year first constructed||1871 (first)|
|Year first lit||1964 (current)|
|Tower shape||octagonal frustum tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, red lantern|
|Height||15 metres (49 ft)|
|Focal height||35 metres (115 ft)|
|Original lens||3rd order fresnel lens|
|Current lens||3rd order fresnel lens|
|Range||21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (3) W 30s.|
|CHS number||CCG 223|
|Managing agent||Canadian Coast Guard|
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 lasted until 1992, when the lightstation was automated by the Canadian Coast Guard.
- Ceantral and Western Newfoundland The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 6 February 2017
- 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.
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