Pointe-au-Père, Quebec

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Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse

Pointe-au-Père (English: Father Point) is a district (secteur) of the city of Rimouski, Quebec, which is located in the center part of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in eastern Quebec at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. Its population was 4,240 in 2002, the year it merged with Rimouski.

Pointe-au-Père lighthouse along with the Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père museum are major regional tourist attractions.

Murderer Dr Crippen was arrested when the steam ship SS Montrose, on which he was trying to escape with his mistress, who was disguised as his son, reached Pointe-au-Père.

On May 29, 1914, the RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the Saint Lawrence River near this village.


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Coordinates: 48°31′N 68°28′W / 48.517°N 68.467°W / 48.517; -68.467 (Pointe-au-Père, Quebec)