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

Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père

 
 
Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
1. Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père Marker
Inscription.  

Pendant plus de cent ans, plusieurs travailleurs et leur famille habitèrent à Pointe-au-Père. Pour le gardien de phare, l'assistant-gardien, les pilotes, l'ingénieur de signaux de brume, la station n'était pas seulement un lieu de travail, mais aussi un milieu de vie bourdonnant d'activités.

La maison du gardien

Construite en 1956, cette maison abritait le gardien de phare et sa famille. Trois gardiens y logèrent successivement :

Charles-Auguste Lavoie (gardien de 1936 à 1964)
Roger Saint-Pierre (gardien de 1964 à 1972)
Armand Lafrance (gardien de 1972 à 1986)
M. Lafrance demeura dans la maison jusqu'en 1988.

La maison de l'ingénieur

Construite en 1905 pour l'ingénieur des signaux de brume, cette maison accueillit ensuite le gardien de phare, puis l'assistant-gardien. Son toit mansardé à brisis, doté de larmiers et percé de trois lucarnes à front-pignon, en font un cas d'exception parmi les maisons de phare au Canada. Au Québec, c'est la seule maison du genre qui subsiste encore.

[La légende de la photo se lit]
Charles-Auguste Lavoie, gardien

Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
2. Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père Marker
La maison de l'ingénieur en arrière-plan/Engineer's House in background
de phare de 1936 à 1964
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For over 100 years, Pointe-au-Père was home to several workers and their families. For the lighthouse keeper, keeper's assistant, fog alarm engineer, and pilots, the station was not only a workplace, but a thriving community.

The Lighthouse Keeper's House

Built in 1956, this house was home to the keeper and his family. Three lighthouse keepers lived here over time:

Charles-Auguste Lavoie (keeper from 1936 to 1964)
Roger Saint-Pierre (keeper from 1964 to 1972)
Armand Lafrance (keeper from 1972 to 1986)
Mr. Lafrance stayed in the house until 1988.

The Engineer's House

Built in 1905 for the fog alarm engineer, it later became the home of the lighthouse keeper and then the keeper's assistant. The two-storey house with drip mouldings and gabled dormers has a gambrel roof, making it unique among light station houses in Canada. It is the only remaining house of its kind in Québec.

[Photo caption reads]
Charles-Auguste Lavoie, lightkeeper from 1936 to 1964
 
Erected by Parks/Parcs Canada.
 
Location. 48° 31.053′ N, 68° 

Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
3. Vivre à / Daily Life at Pointe-au-Père Marker
La maison du gardien en arrière-plan/Keeper's House in background
28.107′ 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. Modernisation / Modernizing (a few steps from this marker); Innovation (a few steps from this marker); Les premiers phares / The first lighthouses (a few steps from this marker); Bienvenue / Welcome (within shouting distance of this marker); L'épave du/The Wreck of RMS Empress of Ireland (within shouting distance of this marker); Le hangar de la corne de brume / Fog Alarm Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Les signaux sonores / The sound signals (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 January 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Submitted on January 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada Management Plan (2007). (Submitted on January 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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