William Edmond Logan

William Edmond Logan (HM1J1O)

Location: Percé, Québec G0C 2L0 Le Rocher-Percé
Country: Canada
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N 48° 31.379', W 64° 12.666'

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1798 - 1875

Sent abroad from his native Montreal to complete his education, Logan established a reputation as a map maker and geologist in the mining districts of Wales which led to his appointment as the first Director of the Geological Survey of Canada in 1842. He supervised, and personally conducted much of the early scientific mapping of the province, and made the collection of Canadian minerals which became the basis of the National Museum. The first Canadian man of science to gain international recognition, he is commemorated by two mountains bearing his name, one in Gaspé and one in the Yukon. He died in Wales.

Né à Montréal, Logan s'orienta vers la géologie et la cartographie géologique alors qu'il travaillait dans les mines du pays de Galles. En 1842, il devint le premier directeur de la commission géologique du Canada- Uni. Ses nombreuses expéditions fournirent des données essentielles sur les régions s'étendant du lac Huron à la Nouvelle- Écosses et de l'État de New York à la Gaspésie. Le Canada lui doit des collections de minéraux canadiens, de nombreuses cartes du pays et un essai scientifique, Geology of Canada. Deux monts, nommés Logan, rappellent l'importance de ce premier grand géologue canadien. Il est mort au pays de Galles.
HM NumberHM1J1O
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20U E 410575 N 5375138
Decimal Degrees48.52298333, -64.21110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 31.379', W 64° 12.666'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 31' 22.74" N, 64° 12' 39.96" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 Rue du Mont Joli, Percé Québec G0C 2L0, CA
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