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Name: Ile Richelieu Light  

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Also known as: Richelieu Light

Nearest Town or City:
Deschambault, Quebec, Canada

Location: St. Lawrence River.


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

Notes:
The original lighthouse was discontinued in the 1920s and was not replaced until 1974. The old lighthouse was demolished in the winter of 1971. Although the present light is not a very large structure, it is located at an important point near the main channel in the river.

Height of Focal Plane: 19

Characteristic and Range: Main light: fixed yellow, range 16 miles; secondary light: fixed green, range 6 miles.

Description of Tower: Fluorescent orange cylindrical pile.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1816: 35-ft white, octagonal stone tower, destroyed 1971.

Date Established: 1816

Date Present Tower Built: 1974

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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