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The lighthouse constructed by the French at Louisbourg was the first established in Canada, and the second on the North American continent. Louisbourg, built near the northeast corner of Cape Breton Island, was the base from which the French planned to hold New France against the English. The Fortress was dependant upon ships from France to supply most of its needs. Safe entrance to the harbour at the end of the long voyage became a concern.