Meet the ghosts of Fame Point’s past by visiting our exhibitions. Come meet our guide-interpreters who are anxious to transmit their passion for history.
“Fame Point : The Space of a Lifetime”
The Fame Point lighthouse is an important witness to Quebec’s maritime history.
It was in 1880 that a light tower attached to the light keeper’s house was first installed to guide sailors.
It was replaced in 1907 by a second, much more modern light. How was it different? Its walls were made of prefabricated cast iron panels. Through the “Fame Point: The Space of a Lifetime” exhibition, you will learn about the way of life and traditions of the light keepers and their families.
Did you know that the Fame Point lighthouse was repatriated in 1997 after spending 20 years in exile in the Old Port of Quebec? This was made possible through the efforts of the citizens of the nearby village of L’Anse-à-Valleau. The success of the endeavour has become a symbol for the Gaspésie’s very survival.
From the top of the lighthouse you will be able to admire a wonderful view of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The majestic site offers one of the most beautiful seascapes in Quebec.
Visit the most traveled lighthouse in the world!
“Marconi and the Story of Radio Communications”
Through this exhibition you will plunge into the fascinating story of the first marine wireless telegraphy radio station in North America.
Built in 1904, this station was first operated by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada . It was therefore very near here that the first wireless signals in North America dedicated to the saving of lives at sea were transmitted. Its call letters, VCG (Victor Charlie Gulf), soon became known throughout the maritime world due to the signal’s excellent range and the personnel’s devotion to navigational safety. The exhibit presents the story of Guglielmo Marconi, the radio operators, and visual (semaphore) signalling. Equipment used in Marconi’s time is on display.
Did you know that the modern communications are began with Marconi?
In 2012, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada commemorated the historical importance of the installation of a marine wireless telegraphy system in Pointe-à-la-Renommée (Fame Point).
Fees for viewing exhibitions :
|Complete guided tour
The Space of a Lifetime
|Marconi and the Story
of Radio Communications
|11 years +||10,00 $||6,00 $||6,00 $|
|6-10 years||5,00 $||3,00 $||3,00 $|
|Group||GROUP FEES UPON RESERVATION|
Taxes are included.
Please note that payment is in cash only.
Thank you and have a pleasant visit!
Discover some visitor comments!
A great chapter in history. A must see!Leblanc family (Québec)
Congratulations to those pioneering women who brought this treasure back to Pointe-à-la-Renommée.Beaulieu family (Contrecoeur)
Very interesting exhibitions. The prism is a jewel!Bouchard family (Saint-Anselme)