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Name: Point Escuminac Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

Location: At the southern entrance to Miramichi Bay, on the Gulf of St Lawrence.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Height of Focal Plane: 68

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, cylindrical concrete tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1841

Date Present Tower Built: 1963

Date Automated: 1989

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From the town of Miramichi, take Highway 117 along the south shore of the bay to the place called Escuminac (about 25? miles). Where Highway 117 turns inland (right), continue straight ahead a few miles to a camping ground on the left. The paved road ends here; the dirt road leading to the lighthouse has deep ruts and holes and is virtually impassable, so it's best to leave vehicles at the entrance to the camping ground (ask permission, just to be sure) and walk the approx. 3 miles to the lighthouse. Spectacular view over the Gulf from the point, high above the water. (Thanks to Michel Forand.)


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