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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse, Cap-des-Rosiers, Quebec

The Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse is located on a point of land just Southeast of the village of Cap-des-Rosiers on the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. The closest larger centre is the town of Gaspe to the West around a long inlet. The light, dating to 1858, is a 34 metre tall round limestone tower with gallery. It is the tallest lighthouse in Canada and one of the few stone towers found in Atlantic Canada. The light is active and managed by the Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse Historic Site Committee in conjunction with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. It is classified as a Federal Heritage Building. Although it is a historic site and draws thousands of tourists each year, the fate of the light, which requires extensive repair, remains in limbo as of my visit in 2017. Photos taken in October 2017.

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