Near Berthier-sur-Mer in Chaudière-Appalaches (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
Cholera arrives in the Americas
Le choléra arrive en Amérique
To prevent the disease from spreading to the general population, a military detachment hurriedly set up quarantine facilities on Grosse Île.
Temporary wooden buildings were constructed: initially a 40 patient hospital with two nearby structures. One of these for healthy individuals, had a capacity of 300. The other was used for monitoring suspicious cases. A simple fence separated the sick from those under observation.
Today, no visible trace of these buildings remains.
Pour empêcher la maladie d’atteindre la population, un détachement militaire aménage à la hâte des installations de quarantine à Grosse-Île.
On construit des bâtiment en bois à caractère temporaire: d’abord, un hôpital pour 48 patients de deux abris édifiés à proximité. Le premier peut loger 300 personnes en santé et le second sert de lieu d’observation pour les cas douteux. Une simple clôture sépare les immigrants malades de ceux qui sont placés sous surveillance.
Aujourd’hui, il ne subsiste aucune trace visible de ces bâtiments.
Location. 47° 1.223′ N, 70° 40.411′ W. Marker is near Berthier-sur-Mer, Quebec, in Chaudière-Appalaches (region). Marker is on Rue de la Marina. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grosse Île and Immigration to Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); Doukhobor Immigrants (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Celtic Cross (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Veterinarians Mark the History of Animal Health in Canada (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Hameau Dunière-Dénéchaud (approx. 10.6 kilometers away).
More about this marker. Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada is only accessible by ferry from Berthier-sur-Mer. This marker is near the bakery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.