Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

On the boardwalk

Vacationers conversing on a wood terrace built on a cliff overlooking the water.

A boardwalk in Cacouna, Quebec, c. 1900.

© McCord Museum, MP-0000.25.334.

On this terrace, the guests at Cacouna’s St. Lawrence Hall could get some fresh air and converse while listening to a bit of music. Journalist Arthur Buies pointed out how music was everywhere in this hotel, particularly at mealtimes. In fact, a piano can be seen in this photo. Did you notice it under the gazebo?

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