Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Cap D'Espoir


D'Espoir, cap, a promontory at the north-east entrance to Chaleur bay, in Gaspé county, Quebec. An important lighthouse has been built on this cape. Here it was that in 1711 part of the fleet of Admiral Sir Hovenden Walker was wrecked, with the loss of all on board. The name cape Despair, sometimes found, is incorrect.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 202.


© 2007 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College