Martin Caron (2015)
His contribution to maritime life in Quebec
In 2015, the Musée maritime du Québec paid tribute to Martin Caron for his impressive maritime career. His involvement in his profession did not go unnoticed when he took part in the foundation of the Association des marins de la Côte-du-Sud in 1965. This seafarers’ association is actually now known as the Musée maritime du Québec, with Caron as one of the cofounders.
In 1967, he founded the Étoile au Grand Large choir with 35 voices, which he directed for several years. In 1968, he participated in the production of a souvenir book of the bicentennial of the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours church of L’Islet. Caron also worked for the Ministère des Transports as a director of maritime services and the Ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce as a regional delegate.
About Martin Caron
Born in Trois-Saumons, Martin Caron chose to dedicate his life to the sea. Wishing to see the world and make his uncle, Captain Georges-Édouard Gaudreau, proud of him, he was 30 years old when he became a captain. Among the highlights of his life, he witnessed the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II, in England. Caron died on December 4, 2015.