Canadian Coast Guard
This lighthouse replaced the Prince Shoal Lightship station, established in 1902.
Tower Height: 83
Height of Focal Plane: 81
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 2.5 seconds; range 18 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Cylindrical tower with red and white horizontal stripes, on top of circular dwelling on caisson.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1964
Date Present Tower Built: 1964
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
The lighthouse can be seen from some of the whale-watching tour boats operating out of Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, and Rivière-du-Loup on the south shore. For information, call Croisières AML, 800-563-4643.