|Verchères Village Range Front, PQ|
Description: Range lights, known as Vercheres Village, were established on May 1, 1902 to lead from the intersection of their alignment with that of the Contreceour Range Lights to the intersection of their alignment with that of the Verchères Traverse Range Lights.
The Annual Report of the Department of Marine for 1902 provides the following description of the range lights.
The front light is fixed white catoptric, elevated 44 feet above the summer level of the river; visible 12 miles in, and over a small arc on each side of, the line of range, and is shown from a square wooden lantern on a square wooden tower with sloping sides standing upon a cribwork pier, 380 feet S. 61° E. from the outer end of the village wharf.
The first keeper of the rear light was Fèlix Bourget, who received an annual salary of $70.
Located on the eastern pier that forms the marina at Verchères. The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.
The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.
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