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Sainte-Pétronille in L'Île-d'Orléans MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

La « grève chez Blais » / The “Strike at Blais”

Une Promenade à fleur d'eau / A Walk on the Water

 
 
La « grève chez Blais » / The "Strike at Blais" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2018
1. La « grève chez Blais » / The "Strike at Blais" Marker
Inscription.

L'hiver, un pont de glace partait de ce rivage, en direction de Montmorency ou de Québec. Parmi les bénévoles qui le traçaient et l'entretenaient, Barthélemy Noël et les siens s'en chargeront durant un demi-siècle.

Les épiciers Blais venaient ici découper des blocs de glace, les entreposaient dans leur grande glacière derrière leur commerce, puis les livraient aux villageois et aux vacanciers.

Sur la grève en 1953 devant la grange-étable des Blais, l'enfant qui fixe l'objectif ignore qu'il sera un jour le premier astronaute canadien à aller dans l'espace : Marc Garneau
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In winter, an ice bridge departed this shore in the direction of Montmorency or Quebec City. Among the volunteers who traced and cared for it, Barthélemy Noël and his family did so for half a century.

Blais grocers came here to carve blocks of ice, store them in their big coolers behind their shops, and then deliver them to villagers and vacationers.

On strike in front of the Blais barn in 1953, the child who set the goal did not know that one day he would be the first Canadian astronaut to go into space: Marc Garneau
 
Location. 46° 51.015′ N, 71° 8.459′ W. Marker is

La « grève chez Blais » / The "Strike at Blais" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2018
2. La « grève chez Blais » / The "Strike at Blais" Marker
in Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec, in L'Île-d'Orléans MRC. Marker is on rue Horatio Walker just north of chemin Royal, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec G0A 4C0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Contre vents et marées / Against All Odds (within shouting distance of this marker); La « grève du Nord », porte d'entrée / The "North Shore" gateway (within shouting distance of this marker); L'anse du parc de la Chute-Montmorency (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); La chute Montmorency / Montmorency Falls (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); A.C. Davie Shipyard (approx. 5.2 kilometers away); Guy Carleton (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); The Siege of Québec, 1775 - 1776 (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); Convent of the Nuns of the Congregation (approx. 6.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sainte-Pétronille.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sainte-Pétronille. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Marc Garneau at The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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