Discover life aboard the icebreaker Ernest Lapointe, a Canadian Coast Guard vessel in service between Montreal and Trois-Rivières from 1940 to 1978.
In 1980, she began a second career at the Musée maritime du Québec. Her presence not only furthers understanding of the functioning of this type of ship but equally of steam-engine navigation. From the engine room to the Officer’s mess via the wheelhouse, its recreated cabins will take you on a trip into the past. The gyrocompass or the gooseneck ventilator doesn’t ring a bell? Interpretative boards will answer all your questions.
Whether you are a die-hard enthusiast or a navigation neophyte, a visit will help you understand the importance of the St. Lawrence Seaway in the summer as well as the winter.