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Name: Pointe au Baudet Light  

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Also known as: Pointe Beaudette Light

Also known as: McKie Point Light

Nearest Town or City:
Rivière Beaudette, Quebec, Canada

Location: Lac Saint-François, St. Lawrence Seaway.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard
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The first lighthouse here was destroyed by fire in 1876. Following the inauguration of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, the second lighthouse was replaced in 1962 by a white, steel skeleton tower. The Department of Transport wanted to demolish the old lighthouse, but two neighboring landowners obtained a 10-year lease on the plot of land on which it was located and cared for the building. Later, the lighthouse was allowed to deteriorate; the lantern and gallery were damaged by a violent storm in 1995 and are now missing. The town of Rivière Beaudette is investigating the possibility of restoring the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 36

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white; range 10 miles.

Description of Tower: White, square, pyramidal wooden tower.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1847: 24-foot square wooden tower.

Date Established: 1847

Date Present Tower Built: 1877

Date Deactivated: 1960s?

Current Use: Abandoned.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse is surrounded by private properties and cannot be publicly accessed by land.


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