Richard Gaudreau (2018)
His contribution to maritime life in Quebec
In 2018, the Musée maritime du Québec paid tribute to Richard Gaudreau for his remarkable seafaring career. He made exceptional contributions to the development of the museum with his steadfast commitment over the years, sometimes even against all odds. For some 28 years, Gaudreau was a member of the Fondation du Capitaine J.E. Bernier. He was a prominent advocate for the safekeeping of maritime heritage and helped the Museum to weather a storm that might have dealt it a fatal blow. Richard Gaudreau was a maritime attorney who practised from 1969 to 2013. He chaired several maritime organizations, including the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council. In addition, Gaudreau was involved in drafting several maritime and port laws and regulations in Canada and abroad.
About Richard Gaudreau
Born into a well-known L’Islet family, Richard Gaudreau is a popular maritime figure. As the nephew of Captain Georges-Édouard Gaudreau, the founder of the Musée maritime du Québec, he followed in his footsteps and became the Chair of the Fondation du Capitaine J.E. Bernier. This undeniable pillar of the MMQ dedicated his life and career to maritime law.