Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick

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Coordinates: 46°07′N 63°47′W / 46.117°N 63.783°W / 46.117; -63.783

Cape Tormentine Outer Wharf Light
Cape Tormentine Outer Wharf.jpg
Cape Tormentine Outer Wharf Light
Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick
Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick
New Brunswick
Location Cape Tormentine
New Brunswick
Canada
Coordinates 46°8′5.54″N 63°46′19.93″W / 46.1348722°N 63.7722028°W / 46.1348722; -63.7722028
Year first constructed 1901 (first)
Year first lit 1940s (current)
Deactivated 1997-1998
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape square prism tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern roof
Height 11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height 12 metres (39 ft)
Original lens seventh-order dioptric light
Light source solar power
Range 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)[1]
Characteristic Iso R 2s.
Admiralty number H1308
CHS number CCG 1090
NGA number 7824
ARLHS number CAN-112
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard[2][3]
Roll-on/roll-off ferry MV Abegweit at Cape Tormentine

Cape Tormentine is a village in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada. It is located on the Northumberland Strait at the Abegweit Passage, the shortest crossing between Prince Edward Island and the mainland. It once flourished as a transportation hub between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island but has been in decline since 1997 when the ferry service was closed due to the opening of the Confederation Bridge.[4] At the Canada 2011 Census the population was 108, three quarters what it was at the 2006 census.

Cape Tormentine is named for the eponymous cape. As an unincorporated community, it is part of the Bayfield local service district in Westmorland County. For statistical purposes it is part of Botsford Parish.

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Former train station and lighthouse at Cape Tormentine

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