Weekly Comment:
Montreal’s Famine Park Hits Roadblock

Montreal’s ill-positioned Black Rock Famine monument is at risk of continued inertia. ℘℘℘ Between traffic lanes on Bridge Street, near Victoria Bridge, Montreal, there sits a rough boulder, inscribed with the words: To Preserve from Desecration the Remains of 6000 Immigrants Who died of Ship Fever A.D. 1847 – 48 This Stone is erected by the Workmen of Messrs. Peto, Brassey and...

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The Black Stone
on Bridge Street

Montreal’s memorial to Irish Famine victims. ℘℘℘ In 1997, Irish people around the world will remember the 150th anniversary of the Famine that resulted in one million deaths and forced one million and a half to emigrate to Canada and the United States. The deplorable conditions these immigrants endured aboard ship resulted in a typhus epidemic that decimated many en route to a new a...

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