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    Pottery Port-au-Persil in...

    by BEETLE_VERTE Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Pottery Port-au-Persil in St-Simeon. A barn transform in a craft store and a workshop. You can make your own pottery in the store. Since it has to bake, they can finish it for you and you pick it up on your way back from your trip.

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    Use your (or rent a) bicycle...

    by BEETLE_VERTE Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Use your (or rent a) bicycle to visit Ile-aux-coudres, a little island in front of Baie-St-Paul. You'll take the ferry (free) from Saint-Joseph-de-la-rive. Do not take you're rollerblades, it's forbiden!

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    A MUST VISIT Bagotville...

    by Simonneeddy Written Sep 24, 2002

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    A MUST VISIT Bagotville airport ------------ AIRPLANE ON A PEDASTLE AT BAGOTVILLE AIRPORT NEAR CHICOUTIMI AND LA BAIE. HOME OF THE FRENCH CANADIAN SQUADRON 'LES ALOUETTES'.
    Arrived at noon for a guided tour. Inside we were shown many exhibits of equipment worn or used by the airmen and women. Each display was explained in great detail by an young AIRFORCE OFFICER. We were shown a video of the origins of the base and it's reason for being. Also a lot of the history of the different squadrons and people involved in this airport. It is also a civilian airport with a seperate Terminal Bldg. This airport was originally BUILT TO PROTECT THE DAMS AND AKLUMINUM PLANTS DURING THE WAR OF 1939--1945.

    We were then taken on a bus tour of the base and saw the different equipment in use, the fire trucks, Jets on the line one taking off a type that is new and had been grounded for a long time due to technical problems and was on it's test flight. We visited a hanger where we were allowed to walk around and view an engine from a Russian Mig and the Mig itself and look in the cockpit of one of our present jet fighters. There were also rockets and the attatching holder, a landing gear and a tire cut in half to show the thickness. We also saw rescue helicopters.Parachutes and a dummy fully kitted up for rescue work.

    Outside the reception centre were many of the past aircraft used and now no longer in use but on display with details on plaques. The photo is of one of these.

    When war broke out in 1939 this base was opened to defend The dams, the hydro electric plants, the aluminum plants, and the pulp and paper plants from enemy attack. Aluminum was so important to the war effort.It was continued during the COLD WAR with Russia as a first defence Norad Base. Crews were on stand by 24 hours a day and ready to take off in minutes if alerted.------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------



    Several Squadrons are based here one of which is the 425 Squadron, 'Les Alouettes'.They now protect our skies in case of a Hi Jacking.

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    YOU SHOULD VISIT the pyramid...

    by Simonneeddy Written Sep 24, 2002

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    YOU SHOULD VISIT the pyramid built with signs that say 'YIELD' (the land and houses yielded to the water in the flood of 1996). It was built to honour the people of the area for their courage and tennacity during the flood.It is reflective and headlights shine off it. It is also made of aluminum from the area plants.

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    Statue

    by Simonneeddy Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Everyone on the boat is looking up at the 'STATUE OF THE VIRGIN MARY'.The Statue is a tourist attraction in the area and can also be reached on foot by a mountain trail which rises gently to the top a 3.5 KM. hike. it is a famous land mark on the river. This was where the boat turned back.

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    'FJORD DU...

    by Simonneeddy Written Sep 24, 2002

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    'FJORD DU SAGUENAY'---------------------------------------
    A scene as we descend the Saguenay river by boat on a tour.

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    LA BAIE DES HA! HA! THE STATUE...

    by Simonneeddy Written Sep 24, 2002

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    LA BAIE DES HA! HA! THE STATUE OF NOTRE -DAME DU SAGUENAY. THE STATUE THE PEOPLE IN THE BOAT ARE LOOKING UP AT.

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