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

Le hangar de la corne de brume / Fog Alarm Shed

 
 
Le hangar de la corne de brume / Fog Alarm Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
1. Le hangar de la corne de brume / Fog Alarm Shed Marker
Inscription.  

Pointe-au-Père fut un véritable laboratoire d'expérimentations sonores. On y testait différents signaux sonores avant de les mettre en place dans d'autres stations de phares canadiennes. Le hangar de la corne de brume témoigne de ce rôle méconnu de la station.

• Ce hangar abritait le signal sonore de la station. Par temps de brume, lorsque le feu du phare était inutile, c'est ce signal sonore qui guidait les navigateurs.

• Construit en 1903, ce bâtiment est la plus vieille structure encore existante de la station de phare. Il a conservé plusieurs caractéristiques d'origine, dont ses éléments architecturaux (édifice en bois, parement de bardeaux de cèdre, toit à deux versants, etc.), ses formes simples et sa fenstration.

[La légende de la photo se lit]
Une série de cornets à l'essal, 1903.

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Pointe-au-Père was a veritable laboratory for testing different types of sound signals prior to their implementation at other lighthouse stations in Canada. The
Le hangar de la corne de brume / Fog Alarm Shed et/and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
2. Le hangar de la corne de brume / Fog Alarm Shed et/and Marker
fog alarm shed bears witness to the station's little-known role in this type of testing.

• This shed housed the station's sound signal. This signal guided navigators during foggy weather, when the lighthouse beacon was of no use as a navigational aid.

• Built in 1903, it is the lighthouse station's oldest standing structure. It has retained many original features, including its architectural elements (wood construction, cedar shingle cladding, gable roof, etc), simple contours and fenestration.

[Photo caption reads]
Testing a series of horns, 1903.
 
Erected by Parks/Parcs Canada.
 
Location. 48° 31.059′ N, 68° 28.085′ W. Marker is in Rimouski, Quebec, in Rimouski-Neigette MRC. Marker is on rue du Phare, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse station grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 rue du Phare, Rimouski, Quebec G5M 1L8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bienvenue / Welcome (here, next to this marker); Témoins de l'automatisation de la station de phare (a few steps from this marker); Les signaux sonores / The sound signals (a few steps from this marker); Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père

Le hangar de la corne de brume / Fog Alarm Shed image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
3. Le hangar de la corne de brume / Fog Alarm Shed
(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); Les premices / In the beginning (within shouting distance of this marker); Innovation (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 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse Heritage Lighthouse. (Submitted on December 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada Management Plan (2007). (Submitted on December 24, 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 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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