The attention of the observant traveler entering Montreal by way of the Victoria Bridge is always attracted to a peculiar monument that stands to the east side, close to the entrance of the bridge. It is simply a boulder set upon a granite pedestal and surrounded by a grassy plot .
The boulder bears an inscription reading:
TO PRESERVE FROM DESECRATION THE REMAINS OF THE THE 6000 IMMIGRANTS WHO DIED OF SHIP FEVER A.D. 1847-48
THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY THE WORKMEN OF MESSRS. PETO. BRASSEY & BETTS. EMPLOYED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VICTORIA BRIDGE A.D. 1859