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Name: Pointe Noire Front Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Baie Sainte-Catherine, Quebec, Canada

Location: South side of the entrance to the Saguenay River, St. Lawrence River.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region.
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The 1903 lighthouse here was replaced by a steel tower in 1952. A new steel skeleton tower was built in 1977. The light was automated in 1980.

Tower Height: 27

Height of Focal Plane: 63

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white; range 13 miles.

Description of Tower: White, square, pyramidal tower with a red stripe on the side facing the alignment; red, square wooden lantern.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1903

Date Deactivated: 1952

Current Use: Unknown.

The current front light is accessible through the Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre: see

Keepers: Flavien Boulianne (1903-1904), Joseph Elzéar Boulianne (1904-1948), Louis Joseph Therrien (1948-1980)


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