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Point Amour Lighthouse



Photo courtesy of Thomas Gollnik (Berlin, Germany)


Located between Forteau and L'Anse au Loup, in Labrador, across Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, the Point Amour Lighthouse guards the dangerous waters of the Strait of Belle-Isle. Many shipwrecks have been recorded along its shores historically; hence the construction of the lighthouse in 1851. It stands about 32 meters, the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada, the second highest in Canada. Renovated in 1994 by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador it now serves as a maritime museum. Between 1879 and 1963, three generations of the Wyatt family, originally from Quebec, were its lightkeepers. The lighthouse was automated in 1995.


© 2004 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College