Green Island (Fortune), Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
|Year first constructed||1908 (first)
|Year first lit||1993 (current)|
|Construction||cast iron tower (first)
skeletal tower (second and current)
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern (first)
square frustum tower (second and current)
|Markings / pattern||red tower (first)
red lantern (current)
|Height||6 metres (20 ft) (current)|
|Focal height||45 metres (148 ft) (current)|
|Range||16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 10s.|
|CHS number||CCG 100|
|Managing agent||Canadian Coast Guard|
Green Island (in French: Île verte) is a rocky island in the mouth of Fortune Bay, off the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland. It is between the Newfoundland coast and the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. It can be found about 10 kilometers from Langlade and St. Pierre.
In Article XIII of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), France acknowledged British ownership of Newfoundland and its adjacent islands, of which Green Island is one. The Canadians declare that the island is part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the French Republic on Their Mutual Fishing Relations, 27 March 1972, the article 9 says: "No provision of the present Agreement shall be interpreted as prejudicing the views and future claims of either Party concerning internal waters, territorial waters or jurisdiction with respect to fisheries or the resources of ~he continental shelf, or the bilateral or multilateral agreements to which either Government is a party."
Green Island Lighhouse
The first lighthouse was built on Green Island in 1908. It was replaced in 1955 with an aluminium skeletal tower, and this was replaced with the present structure in 1993. Its light flashes every 10 seconds and is visible for 16 nautical miles (30 km). The foghorn sounds every 60 seconds as well.
Point (5) The low water mark on the west point of the south-westernmost island of the Little Green Island group. Latitude 46° 51' 36" N., Longitude 56° 05' 58" W. approximately.
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southeast Newfoundland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
- St. Pierre et Miquelon: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
- wiki/ Peace and Friendship Treaty of Utrecht between France and Great Britain
Green Island(s) from Saint Pierre island (France). Iceberg and Newfoundland in background.
Another shot of Green Island from the north of Saint Pierre island.
- Aids to Navigation Canadian Coast Guard
- Lighthouse website, complete with picture
- Picture of Green Island Lighhouse
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