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

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.
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!
 
Location. 46° 51.029′ N, 71° 8.47′ W. Marker is 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 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2018
2. Contre vents et marées / Against All Odds Marker
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); 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. Horatio Walker at The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Horatio Walker, Peintre du Québec - Quebec Painter. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Horatio Walker at National Gallery of Canada. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
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 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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