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Welcome!  On 06 August 2011, in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the arrival in North America of André Robidou dit L'Espagnol, founder of the Robidoux/Rabideau family in the New World, 350 bottles, plus 1 (one for each year, plus one for the year of arrival) were launched in the Saint Lawrence River (the same river on which L'Espagnol was a sailor) from Saint-Jean-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, Québec, each carrying a message asking those who find a bottle to report where and when the bottle was found.  This is the site to track where those bottles were found.  It will also share the stories contributed by the finders of those bottles.

350 Bottles




 Year
 Date Found
 Where Found
 Who Found It
 Notes
17206 August 2011
Saint-Jean-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, Québec
Sonia P.
 
1776
6 August 2011
Saint-François-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, Québec Marlène Gagnon 
1723, 1925
7 August 2011
Chemin des Cerisiers, Saint-Jean-de-l'Ile-d'Orleans, Quebec
André Guy
1675
8 August 2011
l'Ile-d'Orleans, QuebecRonnie Blais, Josée Michaud, André Martel & Carole Kinsbury

19688 August 2011
St-Vallier, QuébecJade RoyFound 16 bottles
1767, 1944
8 August 2011
Beaumont, Quebec Gaetan Levasseur Exact position found was N46° 49.880'  W71° 00.568'
1662
8 August 2011
Saint-François-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, Québec Diane Roberge & Jean-Luc Gosselin
The oldest year found to date.  Only one bottle has an older year!
1726
8 August 2011
Saint-Jean-de-l'Ile-d'Orleans, QuebecCarol Vézina
3 or 4 kilometers East of the village

8 August 2011
367 Chemin Royal; Saint-Francois-de-I'lle-d'Orleans, Quebec
Alfred L. Moniot
Found while visiting from San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
19618 August 2011
Beaumont, QuébecNicole Vallée
 
16908 August 2011
Saint-Jean-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, Québec
The Wachter Family
 
17198 August 2011
Saint-Francois-de-I'lle-d'Orleans, Quebec
Michel d'Amours
500 meters East of l'Auberge le Chomonot
18008 August 2011
l'anse Mercier, Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse, Quebec
Jacques Lachance
There were about a dozen other bottles nearby.
20078 August 2011
Saint-François-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, QuébecCharlotte & Camille Drapeau
Found at their vacation home
1721  
8 August 2011
Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse, QuebecClaudette Lamy & Robert Lépine   
 8 August 2011
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Quebec
Philip St-Pierre
 
1818  
8 August 2011
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, QuebecG. Côté 
16699 August 2011
Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse, Quebec
Yves Guillet
He found 13 and neighbor found 19!
1798
9 August 2011
Chemin des Mauries, Saint-Jean-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, QuébecAngèle Alexander 
18239 August 2011
Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse, QuebecJulie Bouchard
Ms. Bouchard has contributed a great story.  Check out the "Stories from Bottle Finders" page on this website.
1847  
9 August 2011
Ile Madame, Quebec
John Sauro
Mr. Sauro is an accomplished finder of messages in bottles, having found more than 60 over a span of 16 years.  See a story about him on the "Stories from Bottle Finders" page on this website.
1739  
9 August 2011
l'Anse Mercier, Saint-Michel de Bellechasse, Quebec
François & Michèle TrudelThis is the first of two bottles found by them.
1874
10 August 2011
Beaumont, Quebec
Carlo Henriquez
 
 10 August 2011
Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse, QuebecFrancine Lessard 
1941
11 August 2011
Saint-François-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, QuébecHélène Matte 
1780
11 August 2001    
Saint-Jean-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, QuébecLyse Vaillancourt 
1687
12 August 2011
Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse, QuebecDiane Mercier & Guy Griffiths 
1701  
12 August 2011
Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse, Quebec Doris BissonnetteFound near the border of Berthier-sur-Mer
188213 August 2011
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, QuebecJonathon 
1907
13 August 2011
Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec Samuel & Louise Gagnon
 
 13 August 2011
Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec Doris & Denis, along with Johanne & Pierre-André
The bottle they found contained an extra story about the birth of the newest Rabideau descendant, Alexandra Christodoulou.
166613 August 2011
Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec Johanne Chamberland
 
1868
14 August 2011
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Quebec
Kristopher Schmidt
Found by another person who kept the French version and gave the English version to Mr. Schmidt.
1958
mid-August 2011
Saint-Francois-de-I'lle-d'Orleans, QuebecMuriel Gosselin 
1746  
mid-August 2011    
Saint-Jean-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, QuébecLouise Roy
 
1894
16 August 2011
l'Anse Mercier, Saint-Michel de Bellechasse, QuebecFrançois & Michèle TrudelThis is the second bottle that they found.
 18 August 2011
Saint-André de Kamouraska, QuébecLysanne Lemay
The story of her mother's family (the family Beaudet) can be found at www.famillesbeaudet.com
1845  
20 August 2011
l'Ile-d'Orléans, QuébecMarcel Robidoux
The first bottle finding submitted by a Robidoux!  The bottle was found by his son-in-law and passed on to him.
1796
25 August 2011
Berthier-sur-Mer, QuébecFrançois Tanguay
 
1742
30 August 2011
Saint-Francois-de-I'lle-d'Orleans, QuebecAlbini Soucy & Francine Alarie 
1751
3 or 4 September 2001
Beaumont, Quebec
P-A Marcoux 
19769 September 2011
Mont-Joli, Quebec
Leonardo Miranda
Found around 5:PM.
1973
11 September 2011
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, QuebecLucie & Donald Labbé 
1885
mid-September 2011
Petit Cap, QuebecOlivier Chatillon, Guylaine & Myriam 
 25 September 2011
Beaumont, QuebecDania Dutil & partner
 
1947
8 October 201
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, QuebecJulie Champagne
 
1728
9 October 2011
Found in a bay between Bertier-sur-Mer and Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse, Quebec
Jean-Christophe Parent 
 15 October 2011
Berthier-sur-Mer, QuébecMichel Bouchard
Mr. Bouchard has submitted a very good story.  Check it out on the story page!
1870
28 October 2011
Sept-Îles, Québec 
Pascal Chouinard
 
1910
17 December 2011
Saint-Jean-de-l'Ile-d'Orléans, QuébecMichel Lambert
 
1957
21 April 2012
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, QuebecDave Gagné 
1759  
13 May 2012
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, QuebecNicole St-Cyr
 
 18 November 2012    
 L'Ile Madame, Quebec
  

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