Timber cove at Sillery
Daoust Lestage, Inc.
Anse de Sillery
Wall etched with scene of tall masted ships loading timber rafts, with the cast shadows of the newly planted trees; Art installation on the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain (2008); located at one of the four contemporary gardens within the Station des Quais, called the Quai des Hommes, which recalls the human activity of the shipping and timber industries. Sillery is a former city in central Quebec, Canada. Located just west of old Quebec City, Sillery was among the many outlying municipalities amalgamated into an expanded Quebec City on January 1, 2002. The town became important as a port for the lumber industry in the nineteenth century; hundreds of gigantic timber rafts were brought down from the Upper St. Lawrence and the Ottawa River. In the Sillery coves the rafts were dismantled and the timbers were loaded on ships leaving for Great Britain. Construction by Daoust Lestage. Source: Canadian Encyclopedia; http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ (accessed 7/24/2014)
Type of Workinstallation (visual work); sculpture (visual work)
business, commerce and trade, contemporary (1960 to present), historical, Boats and boating, lumbering, Twenty-first century
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