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Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père

Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père

With the Empress of Ireland museum and Onondaga submarine, this site has fascinating stories to tell.

  • Shipwreck of the Empress of Ireland

    Painting of the shipwreck of the Empress of Ireland.

    The shipwreck of the Empress of Ireland occurred off Sainte-Luce-sur-Mer in the night of May 29, 1914. The ocean liner collided with the Storstad, a coal freighter, due to dense fog and navigation errors.

    So much water that entered by the damaged area that the liner sank 14 minutes later to the bottom of the St. Lawrence, claiming the lives of more than 1000 people.

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  • Submarine sleepover

    Visitors and guide on the submarine Onondaga.

    For a unique experience, become a submariner for a night on board the Onondaga!

    In the company of the coxswain, you’ll take tests to earn your apprentice badge, becoming a “dolphin”, before discovering the different systems (steering, periscopes, torpedo room, firing console, engines…) and living the everyday life of a seafarer on board this steel giant!

     

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  • The Onondaga

    The submarine Onondaga.

    This submarine, built in the 1960s in England, was used for military exercises.

    During the Cold War, it took part in reconnaissance missions to watch for Soviet ships sailing along Canadian coasts.

    The Onondaga was retired in 2000, after 33 years of service. In 2009, it became the first submarine museum in Canada!

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Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père

With the Empress of Ireland museum and Onondaga submarine, this site has fascinating stories to tell.

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