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Name: Cap d'Espoir Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Phare de Cap-d'Espoir

Also known as: Cape Despair Light

Nearest Town or City:
Percé, Quebec, Canada

Location: East coast of Gaspé Peninsula, Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Les Maisons du Phare

Telephone: 418-782-2926


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 249
Quebec, G0C 1G0, Canada

In January 2005, it was reported that the Percé town council was seeking to obtain ownership of this lighthouse as well as the Cap Blanc Lighthouse. The town hopes to restore the towers and other buildings, which are said to be deteriorating.

Tower Height: 46

Height of Focal Plane: 84

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 30 seconds; range 17 nautical miles.

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

This light is operational

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1939

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations

Open To Public? Grounds and keeper's house only.

From Highway 132 in Percé (Cap-d'Espoir) follow the Route du Phare; distance to the lighthouse: about 2 to 3 miles.

Nearby Lodging: Four bedrooms are available in the former lighthouse keeper's house. For information and reservations call (418) 782-2926.

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