Cape Ray

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Cape Ray
Cap Ray Lightstation 173.jpg
Cape Ray Lighthouse
Cape Ray is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Cape Ray
Location of Cape Ray in Newfoundland
LocationCape Ray
Coordinates47°37′16.1″N 59°18′14.2″W / 47.621139°N 59.303944°W / 47.621139; -59.303944
Year first constructed1871 (first)
1885 (second)
Year first lit1959 (current)
Deactivated1885 (first)
1959 (second)
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionwooden tower (first and second)
concrete tower (current)
Tower shapehexagonal tower (first)
octagonal tower with balcony and lantern (second and current)
Markings / patternwhite tower with a narrow red horizontal band
Tower height15 metres (49 ft)
Focal height37 metres (121 ft)
Range17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 15s.
Admiralty numberH0220
CHS numberCCG 173
NGA number2492
ARLHS numberCAN-645
Managing agentSouth West Coast Development Association[1][2]

Cape Ray is a headland located at the southwestern extremity of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

It is located opposite Cape North on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Cape Ray the community takes its name from this historic landmark.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Central and Western Newfoundland The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 11 February 2017
  2. ^ 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. 2016.

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Coordinates: 47°37′07″N 59°18′07″W / 47.61861°N 59.30194°W / 47.61861; -59.30194