|Shoreline marker for 1800|
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)!
OLD WHARF EXCAVATED - On
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?|