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. It is named after Father Henri Nouvel, who celebrated the first mass there in 1663.
On May 29, 1914, the RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the Saint Lawrence River near this village, with a loss of more than 1,000 lives.
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