White Head Island

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White Head Island
White Head Island is located in New Brunswick
White Head Island
White Head Island
Location in the Bay of Fundy
Location Bay of Fundy
Coordinates 44°37′52.6″N 66°42′28.63″W / 44.631278°N 66.7079528°W / 44.631278; -66.7079528Coordinates: 44°37′52.6″N 66°42′28.63″W / 44.631278°N 66.7079528°W / 44.631278; -66.7079528
Archipelago Grand Manan Archipelago
Area 6.17 km2 (2.38 sq mi)
Province New Brunswick
County Charlotte
Parish Grand Manan Parish
Population 162 (2011)[1]
Pop. density 26.3 /km2 (68.1 /sq mi)
Long Point Lighthouse
Long Point Lighthouse at the southern tip of White Head Island
White Head Island is located in New Brunswick
White Head Island
New Brunswick
Location Long Point
White Head Island
New Brunswick
Coordinates 44°36′49.85″N 66°42′35.48″W / 44.6138472°N 66.7098556°W / 44.6138472; -66.7098556
Year first constructed 1966
Foundation concrete basement
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape square prism tower with balcony and lantern rising from the fog signal building
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height 15.5 metres (51 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
Characteristic Iso W 12s.
Fog signal 2s. blast every 20s.
Admiralty number H4178
CHS number CCG 25
NGA number 11400
ARLHS number CAN-644
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard[2][3]

White Head Island is a Canadian island located in the Bay of Fundy.

Located within Grand Manan Parish which is part of Charlotte County, New Brunswick, the island is located off the east coast of Grand Manan Island. In 2011 the island had a population of 162. White Head Island is governed as a local service district.[1]

Its economy is based largely around aquaculture and fishing.[4][verification needed]

The only public transportation off the island is via Grand Manan Island to White Head Island Ferry.


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  1. ^ a b "White Head, New Brunswick. Census Profile". 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  2. ^ Southern New Brunswick The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 23 March 2017
  3. ^ Long Point, NB Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 23 March 2017
  4. ^ Community Profile: Grand Manan Parish, Charlotte County, New Brunswick; Statistics Canada