Cholera arrives in the Americas

Cholera arrives in the Americas (HM1J52)

Location: L'Isle-aux-Grues, Quebec G0R 1P0 Montmagny Regional County Municipality
Country: Canada

N 47° 1.223', W 70° 40.411'

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Le choléra arrive en Amérique

— 1832 —

English:
To prevent the disease from spreading to the general population, a military detachment hurriedly set up quarantine facilities on Grosse Île.
Temporary wooden buildings were constructed: initially a 40 patient hospital with two nearby structures. One of these for healthy individuals, had a capacity of 300. The other was used for monitoring suspicious cases. A simple fence separated the sick from those under observation.
Today, no visible trace of these buildings remains.

French:
Pour empêcher la maladie d'atteindre la population, un détachement militaire aménage à la hâte des installations de quarantine à Grosse-Île.
On construit des bâtiment en bois à caractère temporaire: d'abord, un hôpital pour 48 patients de deux abris édifiés à proximité. Le premier peut loger 300 personnes en santé et le second sert de lieu d'observation pour les cas douteux. Une simple clôture sépare les immigrants malades de ceux qui sont placés sous surveillance.
Aujourd'hui, il ne subsiste aucune trace visible de ces bâtiments.
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HM NumberHM1J52
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Date Added Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 372819 N 5208788
Decimal Degrees47.02038333, -70.67351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 1.223', W 70° 40.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 1' 13.38" N, 70° 40' 24.66" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34 La Grosse-Île, L'Isle-aux-Grues Quebec G0R 1P0, CA
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