Lamèque Island

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Big Shippegan Light
Plaine de Lamèque.JPG
Lamèque Island is located in New Brunswick
Lamèque Island
New Brunswick
LocationNew Brunswick, Canada Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates47°43′19.82″N 64°39′38.18″W / 47.7221722°N 64.6606056°W / 47.7221722; -64.6606056
Year first constructed1872
Constructionwooden tower
Tower shapeoctagonal frustun tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, red lantern
Tower height16.5 metres (54 ft)
Focal height16.5 metres (54 ft)
Original lensfourth-order Fresnel lens
Current lensBarbier, Bernard et Turenne lantern
Light sourcemains power
Range15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
CharacteristicFl Y 5s.
Admiralty numberH1530
CHS numberCCG 1254
NGA number7392
ARLHS numberCAN-035
Managing agentCanadian Coast Guard[1][2]

Lamèque Island (French: Île Lamèque) is a Canadian island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence at the northeastern tip of Gloucester County, New Brunswick.

The island has an area of 150 square kilometres (58 sq mi).[3] It is separated from mainland North America on the south by the Shippagan Gut with the island forming Lameque Bay, Shippagan Harbour and Shippagan Bay west of this channel. The island is separated from Miscou Island on the north by the Miscou Channel, with both islands forming Miscou Harbour.

The Shippagan Gut is bridged between the town of Shippagan on the mainland to the local service district of Chiasson-Savoy on Lamèque Island by a 1,000-metre (3,300-foot) combination causeway-bridge with a lift bridge over a navigation channel for small craft.

The Miscou Channel is bridged between the community of Little Shippagan on Lamèque Island to the community of Miscou Harbour on Miscou Island by the 2000 metre Miscou Island Bridge.

Lamèque Island and Miscou Island separate Chaleur Bay from the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

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  1. ^ Northern New Brunswick The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 24 February 2017
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016.
  3. ^ "Statistics Canada Chapter 15, Geography" (PDF). Statistics Canada. p. 213. Retrieved 19 December 2014. External link in |website= (help)

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Coordinates: 47°48′47″N 64°37′25″W / 47.81306°N 64.62361°W / 47.81306; -64.62361