The icebreaker Ernest Lapointe is a unique material witness to northern navigation.
She was the first icebreaker built at the Davie Shipbuilding Yard. The sheets of her hull are riveted, a widespread building technique during the first half of the 20th century. From 1942 to 1944, the ship carried soldiers and military material to Labrador. From 1945 to 1978, the ship was assigned to icebreaking operations on the St. Lawrence River from Montréal to Trois-Rivières.
In 1955, the ship was named the official vessel of the Canadian Government.
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