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
LocationCape Tormentine
New Brunswick
Canada
Coordinates46°8′5.54″N 63°46′19.93″W / 46.1348722°N 63.7722028°W / 46.1348722; -63.7722028
Year first constructed1901 (first)
Year first lit1940s (current)
Deactivated1997-1998
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapequadrangular tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, red lantern roof
Tower height11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height12 metres (39 ft)
Original lensseventh-order dioptric light
Light sourcesolar power
Range5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)[1]
CharacteristicIso R 2s.
Admiralty numberH1308
CHS numberCCG 1090
NGA number7824
ARLHS numberCAN-112
Managing agentCanadian Coast Guard[2][3]

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. For the purpose of Statistics Canada's census it is in Botsford Parish.

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  1. ^ 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. ^ Northern New Brunswick The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 25 February 2017
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Cape Tormentine residents want derelict buildings removed". CBC. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  5. ^ "P.E.I.'s Coastal Vessels and Ferries". Retrieved 11 January 2016.

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