In 1858 the Point Amour Lighthouse was built to help sailors through the dangerous waters of the Strait of Belle Isle between Labrador and Newfoundland. Designated as a provincial historic site in 1994, the lighthouse and keeper's residence are open to the public from mid-June to late September. Exhibits explain the history of the Strait of Belle Isle and lighthouse technology, and give a sense of the lives of the families who worked as lighthouse keepers. The lighthouse is 33 m tall, making it the second tallest in Canada, and from its top, visitors can get a panoramic view of the coast of Labrador.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Welch, Deborah and Michael Payne. "Point Amour Lighthouse". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 April 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/point-amour-lighthouse. Accessed 29 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Welch, D., & Payne, M. (2015). Point Amour Lighthouse. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/point-amour-lighthouse
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Welch, Deborah , and Michael Payne. "Point Amour Lighthouse." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited April 16, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Point Amour Lighthouse," by Deborah Welch, and Michael Payne, Accessed September 29, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/point-amour-lighthouse
Point Amour Lighthouse
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited April 16, 2015