Grosse Île Excursion

Saturday August 5, an Irish Heritage group of twenty-two went on a day excursion to Grosse Île. Joe Lonergan addressed the membership at the great stone cross. From there we to the newer memorial where the names of those who died on the island are etched in glass. Later we took the trolley tour to the lazaretto and finally visited the immigrant reception area. We were thankful that the rain held off until we were in transit back to Berthier-sur-Mer.

These are the descendants of John McNaughton who toured St. Patrick’s Cemetery on July 1 with John O’Connor. This was the 200th anniversary of the arrival of John McNaughton in the Quebec City area.