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Rimouski in Rimouski-Neigette MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Fumée de mer / Smoke from the Sea

Émilie Rondeau

 

—2017 —

 
Fumée de mer / Smoke from the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
1. Fumée de mer / Smoke from the Sea Marker
Inscription.  

Dans la nuit du 29 mai 1914, un dense brouillard étouffe le son de la cloche de brume de l'Empress of Ireland. Quatorze minutes plus tard, le fleuve glacial engloutit le navire et 1012 de ses passages. À partir d'éléments architecturaux et ornementaux inspirés du navire, l'œuvre compose une symphonie onirique qui commémore la tragédie.

Matériaux : bois de teck prélevé sur l'épave,
acier inoxydable et aluminum anodisé

[English translation]

On the night of May 29, 1914, a dense fog choked the sound of the Empress of Ireland's fog bell. Fourteen minutes later, the icy river engulfed the ship and 1012 of its passengers. From architectural and ornamental elements inspired by the ship, the work composes a dreamlike symphony that commemorates the tragedy.

Materials: teak wood taken from the wreck,
stainless steel and anodized aluminum

 
Erected 2017 by Government of Quebec.
 
Location. 48° 31.019′ N, 68° 28.135′ W. Marker
Fumée de mer / Smoke from the Sea Artwork and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 16, 2018
2. Fumée de mer / Smoke from the Sea Artwork and Marker
is in Rimouski, Quebec, in Rimouski-Neigette MRC. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the Empress of Ireland Museum, at Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historical Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 rue du Phare, Rimouski, Quebec G5M 1L8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ancre de service de l'Empress of Ireland (within shouting distance of this marker); Père Nouvel (within shouting distance of this marker); La station de pilotage / The pilotage station (within shouting distance of this marker); Les Fusiliers du St-Laurent (within shouting distance of this marker); Les gardiens de phare / The lightkeepers (within shouting distance of this marker); Les pilotes du Saint-Laurent / St. Lawrence Pilots (within shouting distance of this marker); Le phare de Pointe-au-Père / Point-au-Père Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Les pilotes / The pilots (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rimouski.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lost Liners: Empress of Ireland. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. RMS Empress of Ireland at Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Empress of Ireland Museum (2017 Blog). (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Émilie Rondeau bio. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicDisastersMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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