Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

  • Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site
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Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, Grosse Île was a quarantine station for the Port of Quebec from 1832 to 1937. At the time, the island was the main point of entry for immigrants coming to Canada. Many momentous events occurred on the island, including the typhus epidemic, which claimed the lives of thousands of Irish immigrants in 1847.