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Name: Batiscan Rear Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Batiscan, Quebec, Canada

Location: North shore of the St Lawrence River, above Quebec City.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The front range light was originally shown from a small octagonal light on a pier in the river, moved in 1879 and replaced in 1908 by a lantern on a concrete pier. The current front tower is described as a platform on two cylindrical masts, with a black stripe on an orange daymark.

Tower Height: 55

Height of Focal Plane: 73

Characteristic and Range: Two fixed green lights, one visible for 17 miles, the other for 6 miles.

Description of Tower: Skeleton structure with an enclosed upper portion, and a black stripe on an orange slatwork daymark.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1844: White, octagonal wooden tower; 39 feet tall. 1879: White, octagonal wooden tower; 36 feet tall. 1908: Brown, square skeleton tower with an enclosed watchroom and a white slatwork daymark; 62 feet tall.

Date Established: 1844

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.


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