Cape Forchu Lightstation

The Cape Forchu light, also commonly known as the Yarmouth Light, was constructed in 1839. The light itself stood 38.4 metres [126 feet] above sea level and 27.7 metres [91 feet] above ground. In 1869, a fog alarm was installed that sounded with a four-second blast every 26 seconds. The tower stands as a proud symbol of dedication and service and maintains a 175 year old tradition of guiding vessels in and out of Yarmouth Harbour: it is truly a Historical Landmark.


77-2 Parade St., Suite 105
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
B5A 3B3



Nova Scotia Attractions: Cape Forchu Lightstation

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