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Touring historic Portage du Fort

The annual walking tour of Portage du Fort took place on Aug. 11, hosted by the Artistes de la Rivière. The tour of the historic stone buildings in the village was led by, from left: Pontiac Historical Society President Chris Seifried, Fr. Basil Tanguay and Depanneur Thompson owner Nicole Thompson.
Sharon and Les Brinkworth held a garden party on their lawn in Portage du Fort as part of the Artistes de la Rivière’s annual walking tour. Live entertainment was provided by Charlie Brinkworth and David Pollard.

CALEB NICKERSON
PORTAGE DU FORT
Aug. 11, 2018
On Saturday, the Artistes de la Riviere (AR) held their annual walking tour in the historic village of Portage du Fort.
A tour of the stone buildings in the village brought out a crowd of around 20 to the Lady Head monument, looping up to finish at St. James the Greater Catholic Church.
Pontiac Historical Society President Chris Seifried led the tour, spelling off with Fr. Basil Tanguay, a lifelong Portage resident with deep connection to the local lore. In fact, one of the stone buildings on the tour was Tanguay’s childhood home.
Along the path, many AR members had their studios open and their work on display for the visitors to admire.

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