The Desgagnés: Two Centuries of Schooners 

The Desgagnés have Charlevoix, schooners and the St. Lawrence in their blood. Discover the incredible history of this family of seamen, and its bold and visionary captains who travelled far and wide, from the Great Lakes to the Far North, inspired by their muses who remained ashore.

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This exhibition prepared by the Museum is made possible through the support of the Digital Museums Canada Investment Program (DMC).The DMC is an investment program that helps build digital capacity in Canadian museums and heritage organizations and gives Canadians unique access to diverse stories and experiences. The DMC is managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada. 




Thanks to the advisors and volunteers, essential to the realization of the project: France Belzil, Danielle Bouchard, Fernand Desgagnés, Martin Desgagnés, Michel Desgagnés, Sylvain Desgagnés, Yvan Desgagnés, Yves Desgagnés, Aline Lépine Melançon and Pierre Melançon. Several images in this exhibition come from the collections of the Maurice and Roger G. Desgagnés families and from the J.A.Z. Desgagnés collection of the Musée maritime de Charlevoix.