History of Grosse-Ile, Park Canada

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Located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, Grosse Île dominates the Isle aux Grues archipelago. In its function as the quarantine station for the port of Québec, the island was the main gateway for immigrants to Canada until World War I. Grosse Île stands witness not only to human tragedies but also to the exceptional dedication of the personnel who worked on the island. More than 7000 people were buried on Grosse Île, the majority of whom were victims of the typhus epidemic of 1847.