- * Île aux Marins (Île
- 1874. Inactive. ca. 14 m (47 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower
with lantern and gallery, painted red. André Lafargue has contributed
a photo, a 2011 photo, another photo and a 2009 view
are available, and Google has a satellite
view. Inhabited until the 1950s, the island is now a historic
site. Its name was changed from Île aux Chiens (Dog Island)
to Île aux Marins (Sailors Island) in 1931. Located at the southwestern
tip of the island, which shelters the harbor of Saint-Pierre. Accessible
only by boat. Tours of the island are available in season. Site open,
tower closed. Site manager: government of St.-Pierre et Miquelon.
- * Pointe aux Canons (Saint-Pierre)
- 1862. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); red light, 3 s on, 1 s off. 11
m (35 ft) octagonal stone tower with gallery, painted white with a horizontal
red band. The original lantern has been removed, and the light is mounted
in a small enclosure at the top of a dome-shaped platform atop the tower.
Enclosure, dome and gallery painted red. Gord McKenna's photo is at the
top of this page, a fine September 2006 closeup
shows the lighthouse with a fresh coat of paint, Lafargue has also contributed
a photo, Forand has a historic postcard view, Huelse also has a postcard
view, and Google has a satellite
view. The point is named for the cannons
of the nearby historic fort. The lighthouse was the front light of a range
from 1887 to the 1960s, but the rear lighthouse (known as the Feu Rouge) has been demolished (see below). The lighthouse was originally painted all white; a black horizontal band was added in the 1930s, as seen in a second Forand postcard view, and later the color of the band was changed to red. Since
the light is now inside the outer breakwaters, its navigational value is
somewhat questionable. Located at the end of a stone pier in the harbor
at Saint-Pierre. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed.
Site manager: government of St.-Pierre et Miquelon. ARLHS SPM-010; CCG
086; Admiralty H0342; NGA 2192.
- Rocher Bertrand
- 1926. Inactive for many years, but maintained as a daybeacon. Approx. 8 m (26 ft) round stepped stone or concrete tower, painted with black and white horizontal bands. A photo is available, Lightphotos.net has a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Forand has a historic photo showing the original appearance of the lighthouse, and a photo from around 1950 showing it still active but with the lantern removed. Located on a reef in the southern entrance to the harbor of
Saint-Pierre. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed.
- * Galantry
(Tête de Galantry) (2)
- 1978 (station established 1845). Active; focal plane 47 m (154
ft); two white flashes (separated by 2.5 s) every 10 s. 18 m (60
ft) triangular cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery,
painted white; lantern is red. Fog horn (2 blasts every 60 s). 1-1/2
story keeper's house. Gord McKenna's photo is at right, Karl Josker
has a photo,
DTAM has a page on the history of the light station, and Google has a good satellite
view. Known locally as the Nouveau (new) Phare de Galantry.
The original lighthouse was demolished in 1980 because its hilltop
location was thought to be a hazard to airplanes arriving or departing.
Lafargue has contributed a 1978
photo showing the old and new lighthouses, and Huelse has a
view of the original light. Located on the southeastern shore
Saint-Pierre. The station is accessible by road from the town of
Saint-Pierre. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: government
of St.-Pierre et Miquelon. ARLHS SPM-008; CCG 080; Admiralty H0332;
Tête de Galantry Light, St. Pierre, July 2009
Flickr Creative Commons photo
by Gord McKenna