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Name: La Martre Light  

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Also known as: Rivière à la Martre, La Martre de Gaspé

Also known as: River Martin Light

Nearest Town or City:
La Martre, Quebec, Canada

Location: St. Lawrence River, Gaspé Peninsula, east of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts.

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Photo: © John Jacquemain
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Managing Organization:
Municipality of La Martre

The keeper's house now serves as the town hall. This is the only non-automated lighthouse in Quebec; it is still operated by weights and cables.

Tower Height: 63

Height of Focal Plane: 130

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 30 seconds; range 17 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red, octagonal wooden tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1876: White, square wooden tower attached to the keeper's dwelling.

Date Established: 1876

Date Present Tower Built: 1906

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, gift shop.

Open To Public? Yes (guided tours).

A small museum on the site has exhibits on lighthouse history and equipment.

The lighthouse is on a steep hill in the village of La Martre (also known as Sainte-Marthe-de-Gaspé); it is easily accessible from Highway 132.

Keepers: Jean Gauthier (1876-1902); Auguste Leclerc (1902-1912); Joseph L’Italien (1912-1947); Paul-Roger Caron (1947-1972).


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