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Les Éboulements, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption-des-Eboulements) - 1832 - EBOULEMENS, LES,


seigniory, in the co. of Saguenay, fronts the St. Lawrence and lies between the seigniories of Le Gouffre and Murry Bay and is bounded in the rear by waste crown lands. - 3 l. in breadth by 2 in depth. - No record of this grant has been preserved but it appears by an act of fealty and homage performed Apr. 3d, 1723, by Pierre Tremblay, then proprietor, that he produced a concession of this tract made to Pierre Lessard, but the date was not quoted. It is now the property of Marc P. de Sales La Terriere, Esq. M.P.P. - The name of this seigniory indicates convulsions of nature of which we have only some very loose traditions. According to the history of Canada by Charlevoix, some violent shocks of an earthquake were felt in 1663 throughout the whole of Labrador to the Bay of St. Paul. Others say that, before 1663, this part of the country had experienced shocks of earthquake, and they believe that Jacques Cartier, in his first voyage to Canada, sailed up the St. Lawrence from the north without meeting any obstacle; and that on his second voyage, wishing to follow the same track, he was stopped between the Isle aux Coudres and the north by a considerable renversement des terres, and this deplacement has ever since been called la Grande Pointe des Eboulemens, which forms almost an island considerably serrated by the R. St. Lawrence...

This coast has been subject to frequent shocks of earthquake; the most alarming in the memory of the oldest inhabitants was in Jan. 1757, when the earth cracked in many places without any incident except the fall of some chimneys. During the winter of 1791 this part of the country was again agitated by shocks that continued during 40 days, but they were less violent than the former...

The face of this seigniory is in general excessively mountainous; but the soil is not inferior to that about St. Paul's Bay, and is in many parts equally productive...

A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832

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