Monday, July 24, 2017

Quebec City Blog #37: The Shrinking St. Lawrence River and Shoreline Markers

Shoreline marker for 1800
In this second to last blog about our trip to Old Quebec City, Canada in May 2017, we'll show you the street that actually catalogs the expanding Saint Lawrence River shoreline (as more landfill was added over time). There was even an old wharf uncovered!

SHORELINE MARKERS - Over 400 years, the shoreline from Old Quebec City expanded and the width of the St. Lawrence River shrank to it's present day location. One one street called Rue St.Antoine there are 4 stone markers on a sidewalk with design of wavy bricks in the street. these mark the increasing shoreline with the Saint Lawrence River. 
1600 shoreline marker

1700 shoreline marker
1800 shoreline marker

  In the 1600s, the shoreline was up near Rue St. Pierre, which is the street Hotel 71 is located on (where we stayed). 
   It appears that the shoreline has grown by about 250 meters (820 feet)!  
Rue St.Antoine, old pier from the 1600 or 1700s that was made of flat stones had been excavated and was visible from one side of the street across from the shoreline markers. That was proof that the water line of the river was much higher and basically into where the old town shopping district is located.

the 7 dwarves were building shorelines?
NEXT: Pictures for the Final Quebec Blog: Clock, Tin Roofs, Statue and More

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next