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
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!
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”!