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Rimouski in Rimouski-Neigette MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Bienvenue / Welcome

 
 
Bienvenue / Welcome Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
1. Bienvenue / Welcome Marker
Inscription.  

Bienvenue au lieu historique national du Phare-de-Pointe-au-Père

De 1859 à 1997, les signaux lumineux et sonores du phare de Pointe-au-Père ont guidé des milliers de navires. Ce lieu a aussi accueilli la station officielle de pilotage de l'estuaire du Saint-Laurent durant plus de 50 ans. Pour son double rôle dans l'histoire maritime canadienne, ce phare a été désigné lieu historique national en 1974.

En profitant de l'air salin et de la brise du large, arrêtez-vous aux différents panneaux qui racontent l'organisation et l'évolution de cette station de phare.

Bon voyage dans l'histoire de Pointe-au-Père!

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La station de phare, vers 1956.

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1
Phare de 1909
2 Maison du gardien
3 Maison de l'assistant gardien
4 Garage
5 Bâtiment du criard de brum
6 Tour à claire-voie
7 Criard électronique

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Welcome

Bienvenue / Welcome Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
2. Bienvenue / Welcome Marker
to the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site

From 1859 to 1997, the light and sound produced by the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse guided thousands of ships. For over 50 years the site was also the official base for pilots plying the St. Lawrence Estuary. In 1974 it was designated as a national historic site in view of its dual contribution to Canadian maritime history.

As you enjoy the salt air and coastal breeze, stop at the various panels that tell the story of how the lighthouse station came to be and evolved over the years.

We hope you enjoy exploring the history of Pointe-au-Père!

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The lighthouse station circa 1956.

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1
1909 lighthouse
2 Lightkeeper's house
3 Assistant lightkeeper's house
4 Garage
5 Foghorn building
6 Skeleton tower
7 Electronic signal
 
Erected by Parks/Parcs Canada.
 
Location. 48° 31.059′ N, 68° 28.087′ W. Marker is in Rimouski, Quebec, in Rimouski-Neigette MRC. Marker is on rue du Phare, on the left when traveling east. Marker is on the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse station grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 rue du Phare, Rimouski, Quebec G5M 1L8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

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of this marker. Le hangar de la corne de brume / Fog Alarm Shed (here, next to this marker); Les signaux sonores / The sound signals (a few steps from this marker); Témoins de l'automatisation de la station de phare (a few steps from this marker); Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père (within shouting distance of this marker); Les premiers phares / The first lighthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Modernisation / Modernizing (within shouting distance of this marker); Innovation (within shouting distance of this marker); Les premices / In the beginning (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 December 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse Heritage Lighthouse. (Submitted on December 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada Management Plan (2007). (Submitted on December 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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