First Lighthouse Tower

First Lighthouse Tower (HM1IKT)

Location: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1P4 Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 45° 54.397', W 59° 57.508'

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On this site was erected by France, in 1731, the first Lighthouse Tower, constructed of fireproof materials, in North America.
Near here the British erected batteries to silence the defensive works erected by France. In 1745, these batteries were commanded by Lt. Co. John Gorham; in 1758, by Brigadier General James Wolfe.

Sur cet emplacement la France construisit, en 1731, le premier phare à l'épreuve du feu érigé en Amérique du Nord.
Près d'ici les anglais élevèrent des batteries pour réduire les travaux de défense fait par les français sur l'ile située en face de l'entrée du port. Au siège de 1745, ce batteries furent commandées par le lieutenant colonel John Gorham et à celui de 1758, pare le brigadier général James Wolfe.
Year Placed1926
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)21T E 270537 N 5087928
Decimal Degrees45.90661667, -59.95846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 54.397', W 59° 57.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 54' 23.82" N, 59° 57' 30.48" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 555-573 Havenside Rd, Louisbourg Nova Scotia B1C 1P4, CA
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