A word from the creators
This website was created to celebrate the centennial of the Metis Lighthouse in 2009. It follows the publication of The Metis Lighthouse. We are three people who share a passion for the one most symbolic element in our region – the lighthouse. The lighthouse figures prominently in local iconography, appearing on calendars, tablemats and licence plates. The regional school board - the Commission Scolaire des Phares - has incorporated the lighthouse into its name and logo. The publisher of this website – Heritage Lower St.
Historian and director of the
We have created a page on this website to gather photographs and stories from the last 150 years, which, we hope, will contribute to the conservation of this historic building. Your comments, stories and photos will allow us to enrich the history of the lighthouse and insure and enhance its preservation.
Alexander Reford, Paul Gendron and Martin Bond
Picnic at the Lighthouse
On the 2nd September 2013, the Ville de Métis-sur-Mer, together with Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence and the Association des Résidents de la Pointe du Phare de Métis-sur-Mer invited the community to a free picnic and information session explaining the project to save the Lighthouse.
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Breaking News – Ville de Métis-sur-Mer Confirms Their Intent to Purchase the Lighthouse
The Ville de Métis-sur-Mer has taken the definitive step forward in the acquisition of the Pointe-Mitis Lighthouse site from the federal government. [ continued... ]
The Community Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the lighthouse
More than 150 local residents and descendants of lighthouse keepers assembled at the Pointe Metis to celebrate... [ continued... ]