Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

The healthy countryside

A group, mostly women wearing large hats, at the foot of a wharf.

A group in Sunday best on the wharf at Notre-Dame-du-Portage.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Joseph-Adélard Boucher coll., jab0329.

Like in many seaside resorts on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence, Notre-Dame-du-Portage welcomed summer people in a less rural nature than the countryside on the northern shore, where the wilds still ruled. In this photo, we see many farms close by.

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