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Name: Richibucto Head Light  

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Also known as: Cap Lumière Light

Nearest Town or City:
Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada

Location: Northumberland Strait, Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 34

Height of Focal Plane: 59

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds; visible for 15 nautical miles.

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

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
An attached dwelling was removed in the 1960s.

Date Established: 1864

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

From Richibucto, cross the Richibucto River on Highway 11, turn left on Highway 505 immediately after the bridge, drive about 6 miles to the village of Cap-Lumière, then turn left and drive about a mile to the lighthouse, which is a few feet from the road. (Thanks to Michel Forand.)

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