Friday, June 01, 2007
In 1643, Paul CHOMEDEY, Sieur de Mainsonneuve, erected a wooden cross on Mont-Royal in thanksgiving to God for having proected the city now known as Montréal, QC, from flood waters. In commemoration of this act, in 1924, a metal cross, 30 meters high, was erected on the exact spot of the original cross. Through the years, the cross has been weather-beaten; therefore, it, and the surrounding area, will be restored in the Spring of 2008. A well-known landmark, the cross is lit up at night and can be seen from many miles, especially on the south shore of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
To view the cross and discover more about
click on the ORANGE title above.