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Name: Cap de la Madeleine Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Rivière-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada

Location: Gaspé Peninsula, east of Mont-Louis.

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Photo: Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Association Touristique de Rivière-la-Madeleine

Tower Height: 55

Height of Focal Plane: 146

Characteristic and Range: Three quick white flashes every 27 seconds; range 20 miles.

Description of Tower: White cylindrical steel tower with a red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1871: octagonal tower with dwelling nearby.

Date Established: 1871

Date Present Tower Built: 1907

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

From Highway 132 in the village of Rivière-la-Madeleine, take the Rue du Phare. There is a coffee shop, a craft shop, a museum and a picnic area. Parking is available. Guided tours of the lighthouse are available from mid-June to early September.

Keepers: Philip Savage (1871-1875); Gualbert Lavergne (1875-1886); François-Joseph Sasseville (1886-1923); Mrs Sasseville (1923-1924); Joseph Batiste Caron (1924-1956); Rémi Ferguson (1956-1965); Jean-François Caron, (1965-?)

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