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Name: Long Pèlerin Light  

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Also known as: Long Pilgrim Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada

Location: Les Pèlerins (Pilgrim Islands), Lower St. Lawrence River.

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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region
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The dwelling was demolished in the 1980s but the old tower remains, next to the skeleton tower that replaced it.

Tower Height: 39

Height of Focal Plane: 136

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 6 seconds; range 8 miles (1980).

Description of Tower: White circular tower with a red lantern, rising from the roof of the dwelling. The lighthouse was identical to the Pot à l’Eau-de-Vie (Brandypot) light.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1862

Date Present Tower Built: 1862

Date Deactivated: 1982

Date Automated: 1957

Current Use: Unknown.

The island and its two towers can be seen from the waterfront in Saint-André. There is currently no public access, but boat tours to the Pilgrims can be arranged on request by Société Duvetnor, P.O. Box 305, Rivière-du-Loup, QC Canada G5R 3Y9; phone: 418-867-1660. (Thanks to Michel Forand.)

Keepers: Jean Canac Marquis (1861-1878); Jean Canac Marquis Jr. (1878-1881); David Desjardins (1881-1898); Hypolite Morin (1898-1929); Jean-Philippe Morin (1930-?); Joseph Ouellette (1948-1957)


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