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Musée maritime de Charlevoix wharf

Musée maritime de Charlevoix wharf

Located in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive, the museum is in the heart of the Maritime Park.

  • Pilots and tugboats

    The steam-driven tugboat Félicia on the riverbank.

    Beginning at Les Escoumins, St. Lawrence pilots guide big ships’ manœuvres! These experienced navigators know how to avoid the dangerous shoals and currents.

    Sometimes, small, powerful vessels, called tugboats, guide ships into or out of ports. In the 19th century, steam tugs were often used to help sailing ships travel upstream.

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  • Navigation aids

    Captain in the pilot’s cabin.

    To detect dangers on the River, navigators can use the Canadian Aids to Navigation System.

    This system includes visual aids such as buoys, beacons and lighthouses. The sound aids, such as foghorns, emit a sound signal that warns navigators of dangers when visibility is poor.  

    Ships are also equipped with electronic systems like GPS and radar to help them find their way and avoid hazards.

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Musée maritime de Charlevoix wharf

Located in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive, the museum is in the heart of the Maritime Park.

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