The maritime region of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula is decorated with lighthouses lining the shores. There used to be hundreds but today, about 80 are left and the crimson beacon of La Martre is the most singular. Constructed in 1906 this wooden lighthouse is the hallmark of the tiny fishing village of La Martre, which claims only 268 citizens.
The lighthouse is open for visitors and is worth the climb up for the sweeping vistas. The neighboring museum explains the operating system, which still uses the original timing program of cable and weights.