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Name: Bon-Désir Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Cap Bon Désir Lighthouse

Also known as: Phare du Cap-de-Bon-Désir

Nearest Town or City:
Bergeronnes, Quebec, Canada

Location: North shore of St. Lawrence River, east of Tadoussac.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The lighthouse station is used as a station for the observation of marine mammals. Call the Centre d'Interprétation et d'Observation de Cap-de-Bon-Désir at (418) 232-6751 for information.

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 146

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds; range 18 nautical miles

Description of Tower: White octagonal concrete tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1941

Date Present Tower Built: 1941

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, gift shop.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Highway 138 about two miles east of Grandes-Bergeronnes, follow the Chemin du Cap-Bon-Désir. Ample parking available.


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