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Nottawasaga Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Nottawasaga Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Nottawasaga Island

State: CAN
Year established: 1858
Latitude: 44 deg 32 min 19 sec N
Longitude: 80 deg 15 min 32 sec W
Height above sea level: 97 (29.6 m) feet

Original construction:
94-foot (28.7 m) whitewashed conical limestone tower

automated in 1959 after a fire destroyed the keeper's house; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
2 1-second white flashes every ten seconds, visible for 5 nautical miles

More information:
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 151