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1879 - The Pointe Aux Trembles Disaster

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Searching for the Victims Still Going On - Affecting Services in the Parish Church

Quebec, July 21, 1879
Dr. A. G. Belleau, the district coroner, returned to town last night where he held an inquest on the bodies of M. Lefebvre, a school teacher, and M. Gauvin, a gentleman of private means, victims of the late yachting accident. No other bodies have as yet been recorded, although twenty boats have been grappling near the scene of the accident.

Prayers for the Dead.
In the parish church yesterday, after mass, Father Rousseau asked the prayers of the congregation for the unfortunate victims, and read out their names. The sobbing in the church was so general that the cure broke down in his sermon. The ill-fated yacht was picked up floating down the river on Saturday, and the body of Louis Gauvin was found clinging to a rope.


New York Herald
New York, New York
July 22, 1879

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