Pointe-au-Père Light – QC

Watercolor… this is an interesting light tower located in Rimouski, on the Gaspe Peninsula, of Quebec. It was designed by Henri de Miffonis in 1909 and in my mind… resembles, in appearance, a stylized, early science fiction, rocket ship, standing ready for liftoff. It is a 108 foot tall, concrete cylinder, braced by eight flying buttress type, concrete wings. It is the 3rd lighthouse to stand at Rimouski, replacing earlier wooden structures. There are two more light towers of this design in Canada, one is on Lake Superior on Caribou Island and one on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The older 1867 keeper’s house still stands adjacent. The retired, Royal Canadian Navy submarine “HMCS Onondaga”, commissioned 1967, is in a semi-dry dock display nearby at the Pointe-au-Père Maritime Museum.

Size of Painting: 12" x 9" ... a giclee print is 12x9" on 14x11" paper.

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