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The winter migration of Quebec City's 19th-century Irish ship labourers

In the mid-1800's, hundreds of Irishmen who worked in the port of Quebec would, when the St. Lawrence River froze over, migrate south. They'd find work in the ports of Georgia, Louisiana, Florida and Alabama. With the spring thaw, they'd return to their homes here. Laval University lecturer Robert Grace traced this seasonal migration, and talked about his research at the Morrin Centre's Everyday People colloquium, a one-day series of discussions about Quebec City's anglophones.
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