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Name: Carleton Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Carleton-sur-Mer, Quebec, Canada

Location: Pointe Tracadigache, Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspé Peninsula.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Municipalité de Carleton-sur-Mer

Tower Height: 28

Characteristic and Range: 5-second white flash every 5 seconds; range 15 miles.

Description of Tower: White, square, pyramidal wooden tower with a red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
rebuilt 1911

Date Established: 1872

Date Present Tower Built: 1984

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Unknown.

From Highway 132 in Carleton-sur-Mer, follow signs for Camping de Carleton. The lighthouse is located just past the camping grounds. Parking available. (Thanks to Michel Forand.)

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