Point Lepreau

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Point Lepreau is a cape in southwestern New Brunswick, Canada.

It is at the southern tip of a 10 km-long (6.2 mi) peninsula that extends into the Bay of Fundy. This peninsula contains the boundary between Saint John County to the east and Charlotte County to the west, although the southernmost tip at Point Lepreau is within Charlotte County.

Point Lepreau forms the eastern limit of Maces Bay.

The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station in Saint John County is a CANDU nuclear reactor operated by NB Power approximately 2 km (1.2 mi) northeast from the point.

Point Lepreau Lighthouse[edit]

Point Lepreau Lighthouse
Point Lepreau is located in New Brunswick
Point Lepreau
New Brunswick
LocationPoint Lepreau
New Brunswick
Canada
Coordinates45°3′31.88″N 66°27′31.28″W / 45.0588556°N 66.4586889°W / 45.0588556; -66.4586889
Year first constructed1831 (first)
1899 (second)
Year first lit1959 (current)
Deactivated1898 (first)
1958 (second)
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapeoctagonal frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite and red horizontal band tower, red lantern
Tower height17.5 metres (57 ft)
Focal height25.5 metres (84 ft)
Light sourcemains power
Range14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl W 5s.
Fog signalthree 2s. blasts every 60s.
Admiralty numberH4108
CHS numberCCG 90
NGA number11160
ARLHS numberCAN-390
Managing agentNB Power [2][1]

The point hosts a light station owned by the Canadian Coast Guard and managed by NB Power.[3]

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References[edit]

  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. ^ New Brunswick The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 21 February 2017
  3. ^ Point Lepreau, NB Lighthouses Friends. Retrieved 21 February 2017

Coordinates: 45°04′N 66°27′W / 45.067°N 66.450°W / 45.067; -66.450

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