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Sainte-Pétronille in L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

La « grève du Nord », porte d'entrée / The "North Shore" gateway

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

 
 
La « grève du Nord », porte d'entrée / The "North Shore" gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2018
1. La « grève du Nord », porte d'entrée / The "North Shore" gateway Marker
Inscription.  

Avant les années 1950, c'est sur le rivage que l'on marchait, deux mètres plus bas!

Débarquée vraisemblablement en ce lieu au printemps 1648, la famille du seigneur François de Chavigny et d'Éléonore de Grandmaison s'installa sur la hauteur voisine (l'actuel manoir Gourdeau).

Jusqu'à la construction d'un quai en 1855 au sud de la pointe, des embarcations à fond plat profitaient du baissant de la marée pour se déposer sur le fond rocheux. Puis, transbordé dans des tombereaux, leur chargement approvisionnait les habitants de l'île.

[Légendes de l'illustration, dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre à partir du haut à droite, lisez]
• D'après un dessin de N. H. Bowen

• À marée basse d'Horatio Walker

• Photographie [de fond]: Daniel B. Guillot
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Before the 1950s, the shore that we walked was two meters lower!

The family of Lord François de Chavigny and Eleonore de Grandmaison probably landed here in the spring of 1648 and settled on the nearby height (the current Gourdeau

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Until the construction of a wharf in 1855 south of the point, flat-bottomed boats took advantage of the lower tide to settle on the rocky bottom. Then, transshipped in dumpers, their cargo supplied the inhabitants of the island.

[Illustration captions, clockwise from top right, read]
• From a drawing by N. H. Bowen

• At Low Tide, by Horatio Walker

• [Background] Photograph: Daniel B. Guillot
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1648.
 
Location. 46° 51.002′ N, 71° 8.448′ W. Marker is in Sainte-Pétronille, Québec, in L'Île-d'Orléans. Marker is on rue Horatio Walker just north of chemin Royale (Québec Route 368), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8343 chemin Royal, Sainte-Pétronille QC G0A 4C0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La « grève chez Blais » / The "Strike at Blais" (within shouting distance of this marker); Contre vents et marées / Against All Odds (within shouting distance of this marker); L'anse du parc de la Chute-Montmorency (approx. 4 kilometers away); La chute Montmorency / Montmorency Falls (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); A.C. Davie Shipyard

La « grève du Nord », porte d'entrée / The "North Shore" gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2018
2. La « grève du Nord », porte d'entrée / The "North Shore" gateway Marker
Looking SW toward Québec City in the distance
(approx. 5.2 kilometers away); Hommage à Lester B. Pearson / Homage to Lester B. Pearson (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); Place de la FAO (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); Premier local de la Banque de Montréal à Québec (approx. 6.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sainte-Pétronille.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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