Louis-Michel Dussault (2014)
His contribution to maritime life in Quebec
In 2014, the Musée maritime du Québec paid tribute to Captain Louis-Michel Dussault. Associated with the Museum since its foundation, he sat on the Board of Directors and served as Chair from 1991 to 1994. Louis-Michel Dussault took to the seas as a young sailor during the Second World War. He was actually decorated with several Stars for his wartime service: the 1939-1945 Star, the Atlantic Star and the Pacific Star. He also received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. He pursued his career after the war, becoming a captain in 1956. Over the course of his career, he piloted more than 3,500 ships and took part in the exploration of the wreck of the Titanic.
About Louis-Michel Dussault
Louis-Michel Dussault was born into a long family line of seafarers several of whom were from L’Islet. After a long career at sea where he experienced much technological change, he turned to teaching at the Institut maritime du Québec. Passionate about navigation, Dussault strove to emphasize the importance of the St. Lawrence River and maritime culture. He died on April 29, 2019.