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The monument consists of two monumental bronze sculptures and two decorative elements, spread over a pedestal that overlooks a granite basin. The statue of John Young dominates at the top, standing in a fixed attitude, arms folded. At the base, an allegorical figure of the god River, half sitting on the edge of the basin, pours water from an urn into the latter. Two ship's prows that seem to cut a wave are grafted alongside the pedestal.

Dimensions: The statue of John Young is 2.9 meters high. That of the river god reaches 2.75 meters long. And is placed in front of Allan Building (last photo).


John Young (1811-1878) is realistically represented as a prototype of the visionary and determined man. A very energetic and determined businessman and entrepreneur, often disputed, he was active at the Harbor Commission between 1850 and 1878, the year of his death. He served as Chair of the Commission from 1853 to 1866. He worked to improve port facilities and access to the Port of Montreal, which had a decisive effect on the increase in tonnage.

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Additional Photos by Andre Bonavita (bona) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1314 W: 106 N: 3016] (14219)
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