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

Les pilotes du Saint-Laurent / St. Lawrence Pilots

 
 
Les pilotes du Saint-Laurent / St. Lawrence Pilots Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
1. Les pilotes du Saint-Laurent / St. Lawrence Pilots Marker
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Depuis le milieu du XVIIe siècle, des pilotes professionnels n'ont cesse de marquer l'histoire de la navigation sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent en conduisant les navires entre le golfe et Montréal. Ces experts du transport maritime, regroupés dès 1860 en corporation, mettent brillamment à profit leurs connaissances particulières des écueils et des autres obstacles parsemant ce grand cours d'eau. Ils jouent depuis le début un role capital dans le développement économique du Canada en assurant la sécurité des passagers et des marchandises à destination ou en provenance de l'étranger.

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Since the mid-17th century, professional pilots have shaped the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River by guiding ships between the Gulf and Montréal. These experts in maritime transportation, who formed a corporation as early as 1860, have continued to apply their exceptional knowledge of the reefs and other obstacles scattered throughout this vast body of water. From the very beginning, they have played a vital role in
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Canada's economic development by ensuring the safety of incoming and outgoing passengers and goods.
 
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 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 48° 31.045′ N, 68° 28.136′ W. Marker is in Rimouski, Québec, in Rimouski-Neigette. Marker is on rue du Phare, on the left when traveling east. Marker is adjacent to the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse. 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. Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); Polyvalence / Versatility (a few steps from this marker); Les pilotes / The pilots (a few steps from this marker); Les gardiens de phare / The lightkeepers (a few steps from this marker); Père Nouvel (a few steps from this marker); Les Fusiliers du St-Laurent (within shouting distance of this marker); La station de pilotage / The pilotage station
Les pilotes du Saint-Laurent / St. Lawrence Pilots Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
2. Les pilotes du Saint-Laurent / St. Lawrence Pilots Marker
At left foreground, partially obscured by visitors waiting to enter Point-au-Père Lighthouse
(within shouting distance of this marker); Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rimouski.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pilotage in Canada: Laurentian Region. (Submitted on November 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Pilots of Point-au-Père. (Submitted on November 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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