Barbara Pouliot (2019)
Her contribution to maritime life in Quebec
In 2019, the Musée maritime du Québec paid tribute to Barbara Pouliot. Her research on the capsizing of the Fort William ship in 1965 in the Port of Montréal led to the creation of the documentary Faux départ : incident du Fort William. This work also led to the release of the book Lever l’ancre : John Pouliot, naviguer sur les eaux du monde.
Pouliot’s work seeks to preserve our collective memory by recalling this maritime incident and the five crew members who perished. The author also pays tribute to her father, a survivor of the tragedy, the sailors’ work and the families who remained behind, at port, during the sailors’ years at sea.
About Barbara Pouliot
Born into a long family line of seafarers, Barbara Pouliot has always been fascinated by navigation. She is currently a maritime transportation analyst at the Ministère des Transports du Québec and works on the sustainable enhancement of the Saint Lawrence.