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Name: Point Amour Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
L'Anse Amour, Newfoundland, Canada

Location: Southeast side of Forteau Bay, Strait of Belle Isle.


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Photo: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Website: http://www.labradorcoastaldrive.com/home/32
Email: info@labradorstraits.nf.ca

Notes:
This is the tallest lighthouse in Newfoundland and the second tallest in Canada. The station is near the L'Anse Amour Maritime Archaic burial mound, the oldest known funeral monument in the New World.

Tower Height: 109

Height of Focal Plane: 153

Characteristic and Range: White flash 16 seconds; eclipse 4 seconds, visible for 24 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White limestone and brick conical tower with central black horizontal band, red lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Three keeper's houses, oil shed, fog signal building, storage shed.

Date Established: 1858

Date Present Tower Built: 1858

Date Automated: 1996

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Museum?
The tower is open to the public in season, and exhibits and period restorations tell the story of the local maritime heritage. For more information contact the Labrador Straits Resource Team at info@labradorstraits.nf.ca

Directions:
From anywhere in continental North America, drive to North Sydney, Nova Scotia from where Marine Atlantic's ferry service will take you to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. You can drive up the west coast of Newfoundland and get a ferry to Blanc Sablon, Quebec -- call 800-563-6353 for information and reservations. The Trans-Labrador highway leads to Goose Bay, where you can take a Marine Atlantic coastal ferry to the Labrador Straits region. Alternately, you can drive to North Sydney, Nova Scotia from where Marine Atlantic's ferry service will take you to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.

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