Between Pitoune and Dynamite: The St-André Schooner

After a long winter cutting red and white pines, Captain Fernand Gagnon, his 2 sons and a team of a dozen workers, gathered by the talented master carpenter Philippe Lavoie of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, began building the St-André.

At high tide, the blue and white schooner named St André, destined for cabotage, slid down the St. Lawrence River for its maiden voyage on May 22, 1956.

Now registered on the Québec Register of Cultural Property, this schooner has had a busy and sometimes hectic life, carried by the autumn breezes and the spring tides.

Also, she inspired an imaginary trip just before coming to rest a whole winter at Chantiers maritimes de Charlevoix.  

Join us for a virtual experience. Embark on a 10 minute trip where you will experience this trip as a real sailor. Watch and feel where pulp wood and dynamite are loaded.

We weigh anchor every hour and half hour. WELCOME ABOARD!







ORIGINAL IDEA                                                 CREATION & PRODUCTION