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Historic Tour Sponsored by the Glengarry Nor’ Westers and Loyalist Museum Tuesday June 21, 2016 to Thursday June 23, 2016

A tour of various historic sites in Quebec is being organized by the Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum.   Details follow:

June 21 Delaney Coach

Departing from Charlottenburgh Arena at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday

First stop is Vieux Terrebonne, where we will tour historic buildings, once owned by Roderick MacKenzie.  He was a prominent Canadian fur trader, landowner and politician, a partner in the North West Company and a member of the Beaver Club in Montreal.  Several restored 19th century buildings are located on Ile des Moulins (Mill Island).

Lunch will be in the old village centre.

Following lunch we will travel on to Montmagny, taking about 3 hours.

Montmagny (population 11,500) is a town on the south shore of the St Lawrence about 40 minutes east of Quebec City.  It was founded more than 350 years ago. Known as Canada’s Snow Goose Capital, thousands of these birds rest and feed there in October.  There is an archipelago in the St Lawrence River, east of Quebec City consisting of twenty-one small islands.  Grosse Ile is one of these islands and our destination on Wednesday morning June 22.

June 22 Depart for Grosse Ile.  The ferry trip takes 40 minutes on a vessel leaving from Berthiers-sur-mer.  We are on the island for 4 hours. 

 Grosse Isle was a quarantine station for the Port of Quebec from 1832 until 1937. During the 105 years of operation immigrants arrived from many European locations.  You will be touched by the story of Grosse Ile, a witness to both human tragedy and exceptional dedication.  Relive the troubling experience of immigrants who set sail in hopes of a better future, and of those who cared for them upon arrival.

June 23 Depart for home, travelling on the south shore Hwy # 20.

Lunch will be in Granby.

Following lunch break we will stop at Mont Saint- Gregoire  (formerly Mount Johnson) where there is a burial vault.  Many family members of Sir John Johnson are buried there.  Members from the Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch Loyalist Society will give us a presentation on the site, which  has a very interesting history.

Returning to Williamstown at approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday

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  1. David Anderson will be the tour guide.
  2. Both nights will be spent in Montmagny Quebec in the Hotel L’Oiselier.
  3. Cost of trip $475.00 per person (based on double occupancy).  An additional charge of $80.00 for single occupancy.
  4. A deposit of $100.00 required when booking.
  5. Final payment by May 1, 2016.
  6. Breakfasts and dinners at the Hotel L’Oiselier are included in the price charged (excluding extras such as alcohol).
  7. Lunch, each day, is on your own.
  8. Fees for ferries, admission to Grosse Ile and other museums are included in the price.
  9. Contact for booking: Wendy Wert,  tele:  613 347 3098

wendy.wert@sympatico.ca

Postal address: P O Box 123, Williamstown ON K0C 2J0

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