Overlooking the Saguenay from Cap Trinité since 1881, the Virgin Mary statue was commissioned by Charles Napoléon Robitaille, a local salesman who prayed for the Virgin Mary’s help when he fell through the ice on the river. Nine meters (30 feet) tall, the wooden statue is covered with painted lead, which had steadily eroded over the years prior to the statue’s restoration in 2008. Gleaming high upon the cliffs, it remains vigilant to ensure the safe passage of all exploring the river.

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