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Name: Cap aux Meules Light  

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Also known as: Pointe Hérissée Light

Also known as: Grindstone Light

Nearest Town or City:
L'Étang-du-Nord, Quebec, Canada

Location: Iles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands), Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Photo: Chris MillsCanadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region

This light was rebuilt in 1912 and again in 1967.

Tower Height: 38

Height of Focal Plane: 93

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 6 seconds; range 18 miles.

Description of Tower: White, circular fiberglass tower with a red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1874

Date Present Tower Built: 1987

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

At Pointe Hérissée, on the west side of Ile du Cap aux Meules (Grindstone Island). If driving, the best way to reach the Magdalen Islands is by car ferry from Souris, Prince Edward Island. For details, see Air Alliance (an Air Canada connector) offers air service from Montreal, Quebec City and other locations. (Thanks to Michel Forand)

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