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Tribute to the People of the St. Lawrence

Luc Harvey (2011)

His contribution to maritime life in Quebec 

In 2011, the Musée maritime du Québec paid tribute to Captain Luc Harvey for his 50-year career. Harvey started sailing his cruise ship, the M/S Jacques-Cartier, in 1972 and made Trois-Rivières his home port. For over four decades, some 35,000 passengers boarded the ship to admire the beauties of the St. Lawrence River. As a true leader in his field and visionary with excellent seamanship, he made thousands of tourists from Quebec and around the world discover the main waterway of Quebec. Captain Luc Harvey was a born teacher. For several years, he welcomed aboard students from hundreds of schools across Quebec to share his knowledge and passion for sailing. He organized several fundraising cruises during his career, in order to contribute to the economic and social vitality of each region visited in Quebec. Luc Harvey retired in 2012.

About Luc Harvey

Born into a family of captains and father-to-son ship owners from L’Isle-aux-Grues, Luc Harvey enjoyed a long career as a ship’s captain. He takes great pride in the fact that navigation is part of the Harvey family’s history. His two sons François and Michel are also captains and they have helped their father and his spouse manage the family business for years. As it turns out, a fifth generation of captains is emerging in the Harvey family. One of the two creative installation seats set up along the maritime interpretation trail of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is now dedicated to this man well-known for his generosity.