Of Ships and Men
The permanent exhibition Of Ships and Men tells the story of the shipyard built in 1946. You will learn about the men who built and sailed wooden schooners on the St. Lawrence, until there disappearance from the river landscape in the 1970's.
The marked path is dotted with rest areas to contemplate the river and includes multiple stops: the sawmill; the workshop; the winch and sleigh (still active), as well as visiting four boats. You will have the unique opportunity to experience the history of shipping and coastal navigation and the importance of schooners in the economic development of the province of Quebec.
Please note that due to the construction of shelters to protect the schooners, they may not be allowed to visit at certain times of the season. The tugboat will remain accessible at all times.
The eighth journey: at the speed of the wind
Until the 1930s, sailing schooners criss-crossed the St. Lawrence. In the absence of roads, these commercial ships supplied the cities and coastal villages with products from the land and sea. The largest schooners went as far as Newfoundland and Cape Breton to bring back fish and coal.
Set up in the Pilote du Bas Saint-Laurent Pavilion, experience the eighth and final trip of the season. Meet Adrien, a 13 year old sailor, and live a playful, technological and contemporary experience that will amuse young and old alike!
ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY
AT THE MUSEUM
Children in your group? There is an opportunity to unmask ''the spy'' who roams through the site! The museum offers a fun treasure hunt that encourages the development of direction and resourcefulness.
Workbook available at the reception.
Curious to discover the riches of the river? The Destination Saint-Laurent Adventure allows young explorers to sail alone or with their family. The ten fun courses involve the coastline and even experience under the river's waters. May the treasure hunt begin!