TRIP TO GROSSE ILE

Grosse Ile was Canada’s quarantine station about 40 kms downstream from Quebec City. Between 1830-1915 about 4 million immigrants passed through this lonely and desolate facility.

This memorial stands guard over the island and commemorates the death of 5, 000 Irish immigrants who died in the typhus epidemic of 1845.

Burial ground memorial to medical practitioners who died while administering to the sick during the 1845 crisis. Mass graves of the victims are in the background.

"The Wash House"

This wash house served the needs of both the first and second class hotels on the island where healthy immigrants awaited the convalescence or death of their family and loved ones prior to landing on the mainland.

One of two churches that were used on the island.

Second class hotel by the edge of the St. Lawrence.

Parks Canada employees dressed in period costume.

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