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The Dunns of Petite Riviere-au-Renard, Gaspe

Last week M. Alain Dunn left a comment under my  postcard of Petite Riviere-au-Renard (aka Fox River) – one of the most beautiful towns on the spectacular Gaspe coast. This scene was very familiar to M. Dunn – and he was able to answer a question I had about the postcard, so without any further ado, here is what he had to say.

M. Alain Dunn’s Comment

(English Translation follows)

Bonjour Madame,

C’est avec plaisir que j’ai vu les photos de la Petite-Rivière-au-Renard de votre site. La photo avecDunns of Riviere-au-Renard les enfants n’a pas été retouché. Elle est bien connue dans notre famille puisque le deuxième petit garçon avec une casquette pale est mon oncle Lionel et la petite fille debout est ma tante Béatrice.

Cette photo a été prise sur le terrain de la maison de mon père. Les cabanes sur le bord de l’eau servaient au pêcheurs pour y entreposer leurs matériels, ils pouvaient aussi y dormir.Plusieurs tempêtes les ont endommagé avec le temps si bien que les gens ont cessé de les batir à cet endroit. Pour sûr cette photo décrit un paysage réel de la Gaspésie de cette époque.

Si vous avez d’autres photos de la Petite-Rivière-aux-Renards il serait intéressant de les voir sur votre site.

À une prochaine fois, Alain Dunn

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English Translation

Dear Madame,

It was a pleasure to see your photos of Petite-Riviere-au-Renard. The photo with the children was not touched-up. It is well known in our family because the second little boy with the light coloured hat is my uncle Lionel – and the little girl standing up is my aunt Beatrice.

This photo was taken on the land of my father’s house. The cabanes on the side of the water served as storage areas for the fishermen. they could also sleep there. Over time, several storms damaged them so that people eventually stopped building at this spot. One thing that’s sure is that this is a true image of the Gaspesie at that time.

If you have any other photos of Petite-Riviere-aux-Renards it would be interesting to see them on your site.

Till next time, Alain Dunn

 

Related Links:

Vintage Postcards of Quebec

Further Reading:

Historic photo of PetiteRivière-au-Renard at “Le Monde en Images

Sketch by A.Y. Jackson of fishing cabanes at Cyber-Muse

August 24, 2009 - Posted by | . |

2 Comments »

  1. Le petit fils d’Odilon Dunn cherche de l’information de la famille de Jean-Baptiste Dunn et de Marie Cloutier…il aimerait savoir quand et ou ils sont decedes et enterres

    Comment by Claudette | February 19, 2015 | Reply

  2. Hello – I am wondering if anyone may know of any information about my grandfather Urbain Chretien who was a fisherman at Riviere-au-Renard and was apparently shot and wounded in a protest over fish prices

    Comment by Cindy Peckham | April 8, 2017 | Reply


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