Cape St. Mary's

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Cape St. Mary's Lighthouse
Cape St. Mary's Lighthouse
Cape St. Mary's is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Cape St. Mary's
Location of Cape St. Mary's in Newfoundland and Labrador
LocationCape St. Mary's
Avalon Peninsula
Coordinates46°49′23.0″N 54°11′45.9″W / 46.823056°N 54.196083°W / 46.823056; -54.196083
Year first constructed1860
Foundationconcrete base
Constructioncast iron encased in concrete tower
Tower shapeoctagonal frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, grey metallic lantern
Tower height11.5 metres (38 ft)
Focal height119 metres (390 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 5s.
Fog signal1 blast every 30s.
Admiralty numberH0432
CHS numberCCG 14
NGA number1952
ARLHS numberCAN-721
Managing agentCape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve[1][2]

The headland of Cape St. Mary's is located at the southern tip of the south-western arm of the Avalon Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Cape St. Mary's is probably one of the most well known capes of the province, it has been written in song and history. There is a well known folk song about the Cape called "Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's" by Otto P. Kelland.

The Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve is a wildlife reserve located east of the Cape. The Friends of Cape St. Mary's is a non-profit organisation of persons who are engaged in sharing the colourful and diverse elements of the ecological reserve.

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  1. ^ Southeastern 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.

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Coordinates: 46°49′20.35″N 54°11′39.67″W / 46.8223194°N 54.1943528°W / 46.8223194; -54.1943528