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Phare de L'ile Verte, Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs

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Île-Verte Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Île Verte in Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, Quebec, Canada. Completed in 1809, it is the oldest lighthouse on the Saint Lawrence River and the third oldest in Canada. The Lighttower, which is 17m in height.HistoryConstructed between 1806 and 1809 on behalf of Trinity House in Quebec City, the lighthouse was responsible for the improvement and surveillance of the lower Saint Lawrence River. It was among the first lighthouses built in Canada, and was the first built on the banks of the Saint Lawrence. The Île-Verte Lighthouse illustrates the expansion of trade and navigation in the early nineteenth century and was an important milestone in the development of a network of safe waterways in Canada.Keepers Charles Hembleton 1809-1827 Robert Noel Lindsay 1827-1867 Gilbert Lindsay 1867-1888 Irenee Lindsay 1888-1927 Joseph-Alfred Lindsay 1927-1964 Armand Lafrance 1964-1972 The last lighthouse keeper left in 1972.LegacyThe Île-Verte Lighthouse served as a prototype for the construction of other lighthouses along the St. Lawrence, by its masonry construction, its cylindrical shape, small size and its overall simplicity. The longevity of the building and its continued use attest to the success of this design, which proved highly functional, as well as to the quality of materials and construction.HeritageThe Île-Verte lighthouse reinforces the austerity of its location on the coast. The building is an important landmark in the region and is now a tourist attraction and a source of pride in the region.
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  • A visit to the Lighthouse is superb! The Interior is beautiful! There is history in there! To do if you are passing to the island
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  • The moderator, a student for the summer, we have super well presented the history of the lighthouse. There are models, items used at the time of the use of the lighthouse, etc. We even visit the lighthouse. We went up to the top. Very impressive. Thanks to this theater student who has known visit us the very interesting.
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  • I was able to visit the lighthouse and the small museum in the House just next door. This allows to understand the history of this site and lighthouse in Quebec as well as family history accompanying it. Magnificent view from the top!
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  • The Lighthouse is beautiful, lovely scenery. One of the places to visit for those who go in Quebéc.
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  • Beautiful cottage, great views, very clean room, memorable place
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