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Musée de la Mer

Musée de la Mer

To find out everything there is to know about the history of the Magdalen Islands, a visit this museum is heartily recommended.

  • Musée de la Mer rally

    Visitors at Musée de la Mer.

    This activity encourages visitors to discover the museum’s exhibition “Vivre aux Îles, Vivre les Îles” through a series of entertaining and captivating questions.

    One of the challenges consists in finding the famous survivor of the shipwreck of the Wasp… No mean feat! But don’t give up, there’s a reward for every right answer!

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  • The puncheon

    Photo of a reconstruction of the puncheon.

    Before the telephone was invented, the inhabitants of the Magdalen Islands communicated with the mainland through a telegraph linked to the continent by an undersea cable. In January 1910, this cable broke.

    The ever-resourceful islanders invented an original means of transportation to get their letters to the continent: a former molasses barrel fitted with a sail and rudder, dubbed the “puncheon”!

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Musée de la Mer

To find out everything there is to know about the history of the Magdalen Islands, a visit this museum is heartily recommended.

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