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the Lighthouse Trail

5 Lighthouses, 5 Fascinating Stories about Lightkeepers

   |   By Patrick Matte

The lighthouses of the St. Lawrence have witnessed significant moments in the country’s maritime history. This is also true of the lightkeepers and their families, courageous pioneers whose mission was to make navigation on the St. Lawrence safer. Find out more about these lightkeepers, who left their mark on the history of our regions and still spark our imagination today.

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7 Lighthouses, 7 Unique Histories

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Built along the St. Lawrence, the lighthouses of Québec by the Sea have witnessed major events in maritime history. They have held steadfast over the years and during storms, guiding crews through fog and darkness. Each lighthouse has its own special history. The seven described here promise visitors a truly memorable experience!

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Tranquility and Natural Splendour on Île Verte

   |   By Marie-Ève Blanchard

I’d been dreaming for a long time of spending the night in a lighthouse. A childhood dream, from another era... A dream of those lighthouses that have been the eyes of the St. Lawrence for decades and have so often prevented ships from crashing into reefs... Lighthouses and lightkeepers that were isolated and sometimes provided shelter to shipwreck survivors...

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