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 Saint-Michel Range, PQ    
Lighthouse accessible by car and a short, easy walk.
Description: Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse is a small, picturesque village situated on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River opposite Île d’Orléans. The village is home to two churches: the Chapel of our Lady of Lourdes built in 1879 and Chapel Sainte-Anne built in 1905.

A set of range lights was erected at Saint-Michel in 1928. These two towers both stood roughly eighty feet tall and were surmounted by enclosed, wooden watchrooms. The front tower had a focal plane of 100 feet above the river, while the rear light, located on higher ground 5,610 feet away, had a focal plane of 179.

The original range lights served until 2006, when they were replaced by the present pair of range lights: an eighty-two-foot-tall, tripod, skeletal tower for displaying the rear light and an eighty-foot-tall, square, skeletal tower for displaying the front light.

Location: Located in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse along the St. Lawrence River.
Latitude: 46.87528       Latitude: 46.86215
Longitude: -70.91661   Longitude: -70.92917

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Travel Instructions: The front range light can be seen by taking Rue Principale toward the river from QC-132 in Saint-Michel and then turning north on Rue Santerre where you will find the range light on your left after a short distance across from a ball field. The rear range light can seen from QC-132 west of Saint-Michel in a pasture just south of address 74 QC-132.

The range lights are owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds/towers closed.

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Notes from a friend:

Kraig writes:
It was lunchtime when we were in Saint-Michel, and we noticed Gîte Auprès Du Clocher near the church on the main street and decided to give it a try. Best decision we made that day as we had our best meal of our entire week-long stay in Quebec. I definitely recommend the place.

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