Green Island (Fortune), Newfoundland and Labrador

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Green Island (Fortune), Newfoundland and Labrador is located in Newfoundland
Green Island (Fortune), Newfoundland and Labrador
Location of Green Island between Newfoundland and Saint-Pierre & Miquelon
Green Island (Fortune Bay) Lighthouse
Ile Vert Newfoundland in Background.JPG
Location Fortune Bay
Burin Peninsula
Newfoundland and Labrador
Coordinates 46°52′48″N 56°05′08″W / 46.880090°N 56.085543°W / 46.880090; -56.085543
Year first constructed 1908 (first)
1955 (second)
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.
Admiralty number H0348
CHS number CCG 100
NGA number 2156
ARLHS number CAN-658
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard[1]

Green Island (in French: Île verte) is a rocky island in the mouth of Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. It is located about 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi) west of the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of Langlade Island in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.[2]

In Article XIII of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713),[3] France acknowledged British ownership of Newfoundland and its adjacent islands, of which Green Island is one. The island is now part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Green Island Lighthouse[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southeast Newfoundland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  2. ^ St. Pierre et Miquelon: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
  3. ^ Wikisource link to Peace and Friendship Treaty of Utrecht between France and Great Britain. Wikisource. 1713. 


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Coordinates: 46°53′N 56°05′W / 46.883°N 56.083°W / 46.883; -56.083 (Green Island)