Tribute to the People of the St. Lawrence
The maritime past of Quebec is alive and well. Outstanding people passionate about the River contributed to this rich legacy…
Some men and women have devoted their lives, work and time to preserve the maritime heritage of the Saint Lawrence River. The Tribute to the People of the St. Lawrence event has been highlighting the significant contribution of those people since 2007. To date, some thirty Québécois figures from the seafaring world have been honoured at this annual event. The tribute was first hosted by the Fête des chants de marins seafarers’ shanty festival and was later taken over by the Museum, as a sign of gratitude for those pioneers of maritime life in Quebec.
Note: The tributes are based on archive materials that may be dated. Despite every care taken, some elements of the information collected may be incorrect, incomplete or subject to change. Please feel free to inform us of any discrepancies in the texts by contacting the Musée maritime du Québec team.