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

Contre vents et marées / Against All Odds

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

 
 
Contre vents et marées / Against All Odds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2018
1. Contre vents et marées / Against All Odds Marker
Inscription.   Au tournant du XXe siècle, le peintre Horatio Walker fait ériger un mur de pierre au-dessus du rivage, pour protéger son domaine des fortes marées et garder à distance les nombreux baigneurs qui fréquentent alors la « plage du Nord ».

En 1935, ce chalet se trouvait à deux pas d'ici. Des planches verticales protégeaient le bâtiment contre les assauts de fleuve : tous ne pouvaient s'offrir un mur de pierre !
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At the turn of the twentieth century, the painter Horatio Walker erected a stone wall above the shore to protect his land from strong tides and to keep away the many swimmers who frequented the "beach of the North."

In 1935, this cottage [left photo] was close to here. Vertical planks protected the building from the onslaught of the river: not everyone could afford a stone wall!
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 46° 51.029′ N, 71° 8.47′ W. Marker is in Sainte-Pétronille, Québec, in L'Île-d'Orléans
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. Marker is on Rue Horatio Walker just north of chemin Royal, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Rue Horatio Walker, 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); 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. 5.3 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Horatio Walker. The Canadian Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Horatio Walker, Peintre du Québec - Quebec Painter. The Quebec History Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Horatio Walker. National Gallery of Canada website entry (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Contre vents et marées / Against All Odds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2018
2. Contre vents et marées / Against All Odds Marker
Horatio Walker image. Click for full size.
via the Quebec History Encyclopedia, unknown
3. Horatio Walker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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