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Name: Ile aux Oeufs Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Rivière-Pentecôte, Quebec, Canada

Location: Island off the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region.
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The keeper's house at this station was demolished in the 1970s. The first keeper here, Paul Côté, was a very religious man and set up the first floor of the lighthouse as a chapel where passing missionaries and priests could celebrate mass and provide religious services to the keeper and his family.

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 61

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 6 seconds; range 7 miles .

Description of Tower: White octagonal tower with a red lantern.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1871: White, wooden octagonal tower, attached to the dwelling, demolished in 1956.

Date Established: 1871

Date Present Tower Built: 1955

Date Deactivated: 2003

Date Automated: 1970

Current Use: Unknown.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Keepers: Paul Côté, 1871-1901 Paul Côté (1871-1901), Tangrède Pelletier (1901-1910), Elzéar Chouinard (1910-1937), Emile Chouinard (1937-1958), Ange-Henri Dugas (1958-1965), Francis Poulin (1965-1969)

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