Our Maritime Provinces correspondent saw this nice little 1963 Mercury Comet for sale in Kamouraska, Quebec, on the south shore of the St Lawrence River, about a hundred miles downstream of Quebec City.
If you don't buy the Comet, make sure to pick up some smoked sturgeon at Kamouraska. The area was first settled in the late 17th century. There's a long tradition of eel fishing, and an interpretive centre on eel fishing in the village. I haven't tried to watch the Claude Jutra film Kamouraska since college, but even back then, when I had more patience with very trying films, it was a challenge to sit through, despite Genevieve Bujold.
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
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