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Safe Passage: Aids to Navigation on the St. Lawrence

François Cartier, McCord Museum

Quintessential symbols of the romance of the sea, solitary guardians of our coasts, towers standing firm against salt-bearing winds -- lighthouses have always captured our imagination. Whether depicted in popular art or in written accounts of tragic shipwrecks and heroic battles against cruel seas, lighthouses are objects of curiosity and fascination. Yet hidden behind the idyllic image lies a practical reality...


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