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Name: Pointe de Natashquan Light  

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Also known as: Natashkwan Point Light

Nearest Town or City:
Natashquan, Quebec, Canada

Location: North shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region.
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The original lighthouse here was replaced by a 30-foot skeleton tower in 1992. Three years later (spring 1995), the lighthouse fell to the bottom of the cliff due to sea and wind erosion.

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 73

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 6 seconds; range 8 miles.

Description of Tower: 1914: 46-foot white hexagonal concrete tower with six buttresses and a red lantern; focal plane 66 feet.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1914

Date Present Tower Built: 1992

Date Automated: 1987

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: Cyrille A. Landry (1948-1967), Paul Adrien Vigneault (1970-1987)


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