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 range lights
LocationWestmorland County, Canada Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates46°08′06″N 63°46′20″W / 46.134872°N 63.772203°W / 46.134872; -63.772203
Cape Tormentine front range light Edit this at Wikidata
Cape Tormentine Lighthouse.jpg
Constructed1901; 121 years ago (1901) (first)
Constructionmasonry tower
Height11 metres (36 ft)
Shapequadrangular tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower, red lantern roof
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorCanadian Coast Guard[2][1]
First lit1940s (current)
Deactivated1997–1998
Focal height12 metres (39 ft)
Lensseventh-order dioptric light
Range5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)[1]
CharacteristicIso R 2s.
Cape Tormentine rear range light Edit this at Wikidata
Cape Tormentine Outer Wharf Range Rear.jpg
Constructionlumber Edit this on Wikidata

Cape Tormentine is a local service district 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.[3] 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. For the purpose of Statistics Canada's census it is in Botsford Parish.

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  1. ^ a b 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. 2015.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Canada: Northern New Brunswick". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  3. ^ "Cape Tormentine residents want derelict buildings removed". CBC. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. ^ "P.E.I.'s Coastal Vessels and Ferries". Retrieved 11 January 2016.

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