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Name: Barre à Boulard Rear Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Pointe-Platon, Quebec, Canada

Location: South shore of the St. Lawrence River.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region.

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

In 1968, the 1903 rear tower became the front light of the range, and a new rear tower was erected about 3000 feet away. According to the current marine chart, the Barre à Boulard Range lines up with the Ile Richelieu Light (upstream) and the Pointe Platon Light (downstream).

Tower Height: 62

Height of Focal Plane: 235

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white light, visible for 20 miles.

Description of Tower: Rectangular skeleton tower, with a black stripe on an orange daymark.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1899: White, square wooden shed with a black stripe, surmounted by a daymark. 1903: Red, square skeleton tower with a white slatwork daymark and a white, enclosed upper portion; 61 feet tall. 

Date Established: 1899

Date Present Tower Built: 1968

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.


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