West Point Lighthouse guards the west approach to
Port Daniel Bay and is only accessible through Chaleur Chalets Resort.
Built in 1907 it initially featured a coal oil lamp and man powered fog
horn. The current concrete and masonry lighthouse has been retrofitted
with an electrical light and is still depended upon my mariners to warn
them off of the reef in turbulent weather. The white octagonal
tower with a red lantern is 33 feet high with a focal plane height to 66
feet. It flashes "white" every 5 seconds and has a range of 20
miles. A spiral red iron staircase leads to the lantern compartment. Up
until only a few years ago the structure was white washed. Hydrated lime
- also referred to as “burnt lime” was collected from the property and
mixed with water then applied to the exterior and interior of the
structure. This resulted in a striking white landmark.
Guests of Chaleur Chalets can
share a little history when they visit the lighthouse. Chaleur
Chalets is on property that has been in the same family for generations.
This lighthouse is significant in that it stands on land that was
originally owned by ancestors of the family.
Whether you are writing a book,
play, movie, thesis or just enjoying time off many guests have used this
symbol of protection and quiet strength to inspire.
A real working Lighthouse - just one more reason
to stay at Chaleur Chalets this season.
your mind expand with the beauty of it all -
Port Daniel, Québec........
On the Gaspé Peninsula
now for your reservation