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Name: Banc du Cap Brûlé Upstream Front Range Light  

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Also known as: Brûlé Bank Upstream Front Range Light

Nearest Town or City:
Cap Tourmente, Quebec, Canada

Location: Off the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region.

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Construction of the two range pillars began in 1929 and was completed in 1931. They were replaced by new pillar towers in 1964-65. The rear light of the Downstream Range was initially located on a pole on the front pier of the Upstream Rear Light.

Tower Height: 24

Height of Focal Plane: 28

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white; range 18 miles.

Description of Tower: White, rectangular building with a fluorescent orange daymark, slatwork in the upper portion, and a black stripe. 

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1931: Lantern on a pole on white, square, reinforced-concrete dwelling, on an octagonal concrete pier with sloping sides.

Date Established: 1931

Date Present Tower Built: 1965

Date Automated: 1970

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: Joseph Tremblay (19? - 1946), Georges Tremblay (1946-1966), Richard Tremblay (1967-1970)


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