Thursday, January 17, 2008

On this day in Our Islands History

In 1933, it was marked by the day that an automobile first drove to Pointe-aux-Loups. The passengers were Father Alphonse Arseneault, the priest in charge of House Harbour, accompanied by William Arseneault and his son Regis. Theodore (Uriel) Harvie was also amongst the first to make this first drive. The journey to one and a half hours to complete as opposed to a full day by horse.

In 1982, a severe winter storm hit the islands that lasted many days. The thermometer attained record lows for the islands at this time. The winds raged at 80 to 100 kilometers per hour. The electricity was cut all over the islands. Hydro-Quebec had to transport eight diesel motors and full hydro electric crews from Gaspe to the islands by airplane, to replaced poles and lines blown down by the storm.

- From the chronicle's of historian Father Frédéric Landry
Événements Historiques Agenda (Septembre 1993 à Septembre 1994)

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Ric said...

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Ric said...

You have a very unique way of making your island's history interesting. More power.