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Gaspé in La Côte-de-Gaspé, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

Le phare de Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse

 
 
Le phare de Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
1. Le phare de Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Érigé en 1858, ce phare fait partie de la série des hautes tours effilées construites dans le golfe Saint-Laurent et le lac Huron par le ministère des Travaux publics. Ses 112 pieds de hauteur en font le plus haut phare du Canada. Ses murs de pierre qui sont recouverts de briques réfractaires ont plus de sept pieds d'épaisseur à la base et trois au sommet. Ses fondations ont huit pieds de profondeur. A l'origine, une habitation y était attenante. Un puissant feu, perché à 136 pieds au-dessus du niveau de la marée haute, a guidé les navires qui s'engageaient dans l'estuaire du Saint-Laurent.

Built in 1858, this lighthouse is one of a series of tall, tapering towers erected on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and on Lake Huron by the Department of Public Works. The 112 foot structure is the tallest lighthouse in Canada; its stone tower faced with firebrick has walls over seven feet thick at the base, tapering to three feet at the top, with foundations extending eight feet beneath the surface. Originally a dwelling was attached to the tower. A powerful light 136 feet above high water served as a major coastal aid for shipping

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headed into the estuary of the St. Lawrence from the Gulf.
 
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: CommunicationsParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & 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 1858.
 
Location. 48° 51.374′ N, 64° 12.066′ W. Marker is in Gaspé, Québec, in La Côte-de-Gaspé. Marker can be reached from Boulevard de Cap des Rosiers. Marker is on the grounds Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse Maritime Historical Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1331 boulevard Cap-des-Rosiers, Gaspé QC G4X 6G7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le criard / Fog horn (a few steps from this marker); Passer le cap / Keeping on course (within shouting distance of this marker); La tour - La "light" / The tower - The light (within shouting distance of this marker); Gaspé, une ville au coeur de la découverte (within shouting distance of this marker); Cloche du "Carrick's" voilier Irlandais / Bell of the "Carrick's" Irish Sailboat
Le phare de Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse et/and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
2. Le phare de Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse et/and Marker
(approx. half a kilometer away); Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Hommages aux Anciens / Honoring Our Pioneers (approx. 0.8 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse. Lighthouse Friends website entry (Submitted on January 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Lieu historique national du Canada du Phare-du-Cap-des-Rosiers. Parcs Canada website entry (Submitted on January 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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