Percé in Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
William Edmond Logan
1798 - 1875
Sent abroad from his native Montreal to complete his education, Logan established a reputation as a map maker and geologist in the mining districts of Wales which led to his appointment as the first Director of the Geological Survey of Canada in 1842. He supervised, and personally conducted much of the early scientific mapping of the province, and made the collection of Canadian minerals which became the basis of the National Museum. The first Canadian man of science to gain international recognition, he is commemorated by two mountains bearing his name, one in Gaspé and one in the Yukon. He died in Wales.
Né à Montréal, Logan s'orienta vers la géologie et la cartographie géologique alors qu'il travaillait dans les mines du pays de Galles. En 1842, il devint le premier directeur de la commission géologique du Canada- Uni. Ses nombreuses expéditions fournirent des données essentielles sur les régions s'étendant du lac Huron à la Nouvelle- Écosses et de l'État de New York à la Gaspésie. Le Canada lui doit des collections de minéraux canadiens, de nombreuses cartes du pays et un essai scientifique,
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 48° 31.379′ N, 64° 12.666′ W. Marker is in Percé, Quebec, in Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine (region). Marker is on Rue du Mont Joli just from Quebec Route 132, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Rue du Mont Joli, Percé, Quebec QC G0C 2L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Percé World War II Monument (a few steps from this marker); Percé Great War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Edmund James Flynn (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); 350ᵉ anniversaire de la visite de François de Montmorency-Laval (about 120 meters away); Artistes (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); A Rock Forever Sculpted by Time and Tide (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); War Memorial (approx. 11.6 kilometers away).
More about this marker. This marker is mounted on the side of Mont Joli rock.
Also see . . . Sir William Edmond Logan - Dictionary of Canadian Biography (Submitted on February 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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