Point Riche Lighthouse

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Point Riche Lighthouse
Port aux Choix lighthouse.jpg
Point Riche Lighthouse
Point Riche Lighthouse is located in Newfoundland
Point Riche Lighthouse
Point Riche Lighthouse
Newfoundland
Location Port au Choix
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Coordinates 50°41′54″N 57°24′38″W / 50.6984°N 57.4105°W / 50.6984; -57.4105Coordinates: 50°41′54″N 57°24′38″W / 50.6984°N 57.4105°W / 50.6984; -57.4105
Year first constructed 1871 (first)
Year first lit 1892 (current)
Construction wooden tower
Tower shape octagonal frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red balcony and lantern
Height 5 metres (16 ft)
Focal height 29 metres (95 ft)
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Admiralty number H0154
CHS number CCG 211
NGA number 2680
ARLHS number CAN-666
Managing agent Port au Choix National Historic Site of Canada [1]

Point Riche Lighthouse, a "pepperpot" lighthouse, was built in 1892 and is still active. The white wooden tower is octagonal pyramidal in shape, the lantern room is painted red. The structure is 19 metres (62 ft) tall. Its light characteristic is a flash every 5 seconds, emitted at a focal plane height of 29 metres (95 ft).[2] It is maintained by the Port au Choix National Historic Site.

The keeper's dwelling burned down in the 1970s.[3]

Keepers[edit]

  • Eugene Roy 1871–1881
  • Ferdinand Lemieux 1881–1896
  • Narcisse Breton 1896–1926
  • Joseph N. Romeo Breton 1926–1927
  • Joseph Narcisse Gaudias Breton 1927–1959
  • John Lawrence Rumbolt 1959–at least 1962[4]

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