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Name: Verchères Traverse Front Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Verchères, Quebec, Canada

Location: South side of the St. Lawrence River, below Montreal.

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

In 1946, the rear light became the front light, and the former front light was demolished. A new front tower was built in 1967.

Tower Height: 41

Height of Focal Plane: 52

Characteristic and Range: White mast with an orange rectangular slatwork daymark.  

Description of Tower: Fixed green; range 16 miles.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1902: 23-foot white, square wooden tower on black pier. 1909: White, octagonal iron lantern, 11 feet tall, on a 16-foot concrete pier. 1946: White, circular 41-foot stone tower with a white, octagonal wooden lantern (former rear tower).

Date Established: 1902

Date Present Tower Built: 1967

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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