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, Geology of Canada. Deux monts, nommés Logan, rappellent l'importance de ce premier grand géologue canadien. Il est mort au pays de Galles.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); A Rock Forever Sculpted by Time and Tide (approx. 0.4 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. During the middle part of the 19th century, the rigours of field work in the Canadian wilderness demanded exceptional physical strength and endurance, and the administrative problems of a government organization (Submitted on February 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Additional keywords. mineralology
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