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Photo: Point A La Renommee Lighthouse Quebec

The bright red fixture of the Point-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse and the building stands on the cliff overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec, Canada.

Picturesque scenery surrounds the Point-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse on the Gaspesie Peninsula overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec that is situated on a historic site. This is where North America had its first maritime radio station and in 1904 Marconi sent many messages from this point.For seventy years the Point-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse aided vessels in their safety on the waters of the Gaspesie Peninsula and in 1977 it was taken down and shipped to Quebec City. It sat at the Coast Guard Station in the Lower Town of Quebec as an attraction for twenty years and was finally returned to its home at the point in 1997.The Point-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse in Quebec, Canada is one of the world's most travelled lighthouses and it is opened for tourists to enjoy the guided tours through the exhibits. One deals with the history behind radio communications and the second exhibit takes you into the lives of the people who cared for the light. ... continue below the picture...



Point A La Renommee Lighthouse Quebec

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Point A La Renommee Lighthouse Quebec
Photo of the Point-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse
along the Gaspesie Peninsula, Quebec.

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... In the tower of the lighthouse, you can learn how the light operated and the history behind it as you are astounded by the breathtaking view.From early summer to early fall, the Point-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse in Quebec is opened to these tours and the admission rate is minimal. Plan to spend anywhere from half an hour to one and half hours depending on the exhibits you want to see. Later you can explore the grounds and take to the hiking trail through the mountain or head to the water's edge and discover the seashore.Listen for the sounds of nature such as the calls of the white-throated sparrows or the blows of the fin whales that are known to hang around the cliffs below the Point a-la-Renommee Lighthouse. An afternoon stop at this point along the Gaspesie Peninsula in Quebec, Canada is the perfect spot for a break and one that you will not regret making.Point-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse, Historic Site, Land's End, Gaspesie, Gaspesie Peninsula, Highway 132, Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 43mm.

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Point A La Renommee Lighthouse Quebec
The bright red fixture of the Point-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse and the building stands on the cliff overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec, Canada.
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Rolf Hicker
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