Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Sea-bathing from the wharf in Notre-Dame-du-Portage

In rural areas, people could enjoy the water from broad wharfs.

Bathing from the wharf in Notre-Dame-du-Portage.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Joseph-Adélard Boucher coll., jab0555.

This photo was taken in Notre-Dame-du-Portage in the mid-20th century. This watering place was very frequented then, as much by Americans as by both English- and French-speaking Canadians. Take a look at the background of this photo. Do you see how rural this watering place was? We can only imagine how tourists used to the American East Coast would find it different here! 

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