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At the heart of Banc-de-Pêche de Paspébiac historic site

At the heart of Banc-de-Pêche de Paspébiac historic site

Here, we are taken back to the days when sailing ships ruled the seas!

  • Schooner building

    Period photo showing Gaspé artisan-shipbuilders building a wooden boat.

    A wooden ship had thousands of parts, each with a very specific shape.

    To build schooners, workers began by cutting the logs that would form its skeleton: the frame.

    Then they made the planks that would be used for the boat’s outer shell. Some planks were heated to make them easier to bend to hug the shape of the hull.

     
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  • Banc-de-Pêche de Paspébiac historic site

    Blacksmith in the forge at Site historique du Banc-de-Pêche de Paspébiac.

    The site’s eleven buildings date from the first half of the 19th century. Carefully restored, they are open to the public, who can watch the artisans at work.

    Theme-based exhibitions on shipbuilding, the international fishing trade and the history of the Anglo-Norman companies of Jersey are presented here.

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At the heart of Banc-de-Pêche de Paspébiac historic site

Here, we are taken back to the days when sailing ships ruled the seas!

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