Cape St. Mary's

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Cape St. Mary's Lighthouse
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Cape St. Mary's Lighthouse
Cape St. Mary's is located in Newfoundland
Cape St. Mary's
Location of Cape St. Mary's in Newfoundland
Location Cape St. Mary's
Avalon Peninsula
Newfoundland
Canada
Coordinates 46°49′23.0″N 54°11′45.9″W / 46.823056°N 54.196083°W / 46.823056; -54.196083
Year first constructed 1860
Foundation concrete basement
Construction cast iron encased in concrete tower
Tower shape octagonal frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, grey metallic lantern
Height 11.5 metres (38 ft)
Focal height 119 metres (390 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Fog signal 1 blast every 30s.
Admiralty number H0432
CHS number CCG 14
NGA number 1952
ARLHS number CAN-721
Managing agent Cape 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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Coordinates: 46°49′20.35″N 54°11′39.67″W / 46.8223194°N 54.1943528°W / 46.8223194; -54.1943528