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Cap-Alright (Île du Havre aux Maisons), PQ  Lighthouse accessible by car and a short, easy walk.Lighthouse accessible by ferry.   

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Cap-Alright (Île du Havre aux Maisons) Lighthouse

Havre-aux-Maisons with its beautiful landscapes, winding roads, and colorful houses is considered by many to be the most beautiful island in the Magdalen Island archipelago, and Cap Alright lighthouse, perched on a rich red sandstone cliff jutting out into the sea, is one of its gems.

Featured on a 2003 Canadian stamp and possibly the most photographed lighthouse in the Magdalens, the eight-metre (twenty-seven-foot) white tower, topped with a red lantern and gallery, overlooks Baie de Plaisance with Entry Island looming offshore.

Grégoire Lafrance, a lobster fisherman on Havre-aux-Masions who owned property at Cap Alright, requested that a light be built there to help guide the local fishermen home. The little lighthouse was constructed in 1928, the last light to be established in the Magdalen Islands. With a focal plane of twenty-four metres (seventy-nine feet), its signature is a white flash every five seconds that can be seen for twenty nautical miles.

References

  1. “Les Phares des Îles de la Madeleine,” Jason Bent.

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