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Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse
Phare de Cap-des-Rosiers
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Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse
Cap-des-Rosiers LighthousePhare de Cap-des-Rosiers is located in Quebec
Cap-des-Rosiers LighthousePhare de Cap-des-Rosiers
Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse
Phare de Cap-des-Rosiers
Location in Quebec
Location Gaspé
Coordinates 48°51′22.5″N 64°12′03.8″W / 48.856250°N 64.201056°W / 48.856250; -64.201056
Year first constructed 1858
Automated 1981
Foundation stone, up to 8' deep
Construction limestone tower, faced with white marble
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern and trim
Height 34.1 metres (112 ft)
Focal height
Original lens first-order fresnel lens
Current lens first-order fresnel lens
Range 24 nautical miles (44 km; 28 mi)
Characteristic Oc W Flash 15 s; eclipse 5 s. Year round
Admiralty number H1768
CHS number CCG 1621
NGA number 6936
ARLHS number CAN-085

The Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse (French: Phare de Cap-des-Rosiers) is a lighthouse near the village of in Gaspé, Quebec, Canada.

It was classified as a National Historic Site of Canada on June 11, 1973. It was listed as a on March 31, 1994.

The Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Canada, standing 34.1 metres (112 ft) tall. It is situated on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River at the top of a steep cliff. It is located at the mouth of the river, where it flows into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is open for tours in the summer season.

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Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse Historic Plaque

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada installed a plaque at the base of the lighthouse in 1977, with inscriptions in French and English, which reads (in English):

Built in 1858, this lighthouse is one of a series of tall, tapering towers erected on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and on Lake Huron by the Department of Public Works. The 112 foot structure is the tallest lighthouse in Canada; its stone tower faced with firebrick has walls over seven feet thick at the base, tapering to three feet at the top, with foundations extending to eight feet beneath the surface. Originally a dwelling was attached to the tower. A powerful light 136 feet above high water served as a major coastal aid for shipping headed int the estuary of the St. Lawrence from the Gulf.


  • Eugène Trudeau 1856-1867
  • Auguste Trudeau 1867-1886
  • Jean B. Vien 1886-1890
  • Eugène Costin 1890-1915
  • P. E. Theriault 1915-1920
  • J. Napoléon Côté 1920-1927
  • J. Ferguson 1927-1931
  • J. Napoléon Côté 1931-1935
  • Joseph Ferguson 1935-1951
  • Joseph-Narcisse Rioux 1951-1970
  • Yves Packwood 1970-1971
  • Owen Gleeton 1971-1972
  • Paul-Roger Caron 1972-1978
  • Yvon Élément 1978-1981


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