Video by the Musée de la mémoire vivante
Date: November 14, 2016
Location: Rivière-Ouelle (Québec)
The Beaulieus dismantle their eel weir at Rivière-Ouelle. They have to interrupt their work because of the tide.
Two men place objects on a trailer. They are working on dry ground on the foreshore. The camera zooms in for a close-up view of a collecting box whose base is in the water.
[Narration] November 14, 2016, 9:15 a.m. The tide is officially low at 0.4 m opposite the Chemin de la 5e Grève Ouest in Rivière-Ouelle. Josée Malenfant, Simon Beaulieu and his father-in-law Léopold Malenfant are already at work.
The two men are pulling a fishing net onto a trailer. They now have water up to their ankles. The men walk away from the trailer once the entire net is on it.
11:01 a.m. The tide is at 1.8 m. However, since the wind is blowing at 32 km/h, with gusts of up to 55 km/h, it’s obvious that some of the work originally planned for today will have to be put off until tomorrow. Simon and Léopold hurry to put the nets and other parts of the weir on the trailer. The trailer’s wheels are already in the water.
Josée Malenfant picks up a stake and walks off with it, carrying it in her hands.
The camera zooms in for a third close-up view of the collecting box. The waves are starting to reach the top of it. The box is almost completely under water.
11:40 a.m. The collecting box where they were working less than an hour ago is almost completely submerged.