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Rimouski in Rimouski-Neigette, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse

 
 
Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
1. Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  

Ce lieu a joue un rôle clé dans l'histoire maritime du pays à titre de station de pilotage et de feu de navigation. C'était à Pointe-au-Père, où le golfe et le fleuve Saint-Laurent se confondent, que les navires changeaient de pilote. L'importance de l'endroit pour la navigation fluviale a mené à l'érection de quatre phares. Le premier, bâti en 1859, est détruit dans un incendie en 1867. Le deuxième, une construction de bois à trois étages avec lanterne sur le toit, est rémplacé en 1909 par ce phare en béton armé. Le dernier phare, placé au sommet d'une tour à claire voie, entre en fonction quand la station est automatisée en 1975.

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This site has played a key role in Canadian maritime history as a major pilot station and navigational light. Here, where the Gulf narrows to the St. Lawrence River, was the point where inbound vessels took on a river pilot. Because of its importance to river navigation, Pointe-au-Père has been the location of four lighthouses. The first was built in 1859 and destroyed by fire in 1867.
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Its successor, a three-storey frame house with a lantern on the roof, was replaced by this reinforced concrete structure in 1909. The fourth lighthouse, a beacon placed atop a skeleton tower, came into operation when the station was automated in 1975.
 
Erected by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board, and the Lighthouses series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 48° 31.046′ N, 68° 28.131′ W. Marker is in Rimouski, Québec, in Rimouski-Neigette. Marker is on rue du Phare, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 rue du Phare, Rimouski QC G5M 1L8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Les pilotes du Saint-Laurent / St. Lawrence Pilots (here, next to this marker); Polyvalence / Versatility (a few steps from this marker); Père Nouvel (a few steps from this marker); Les pilotes / The pilots (a few steps from this marker); Les gardiens de phare / The lightkeepers (within shouting distance of this marker); Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père
Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
2. Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Les Fusiliers du St-Laurent (within shouting distance of this marker); La station de pilotage / The pilotage station (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rimouski.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lieu historique national du Canada du Phare-de-Pointe-au-Père. (Submitted on November 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse Heritage Lighthouse. (Submitted on November 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada Management Plan (2007). (Submitted on December 7, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
3. Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse
Le phare automatique de Pointe-au-Père / The Automated Point-au-Père Light image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
4. Le phare automatique de Pointe-au-Père / The Automated Point-au-Père Light
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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