Main menu

The River seen from Québec City

The River seen from Québec City

From the heights of Québec City, we can see the South Shore and as far as Mont Sainte-Anne.

  • Royal William, or the end of an era

    Painting of the steam-driven sailing ship Royal William.

    This boat, combining sail and steam, was built in Québec City, but its steam engine was made in Montréal.

    In 1833, it became the first ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean almost only on steam.

    This feat heralded the end of the era of sailboat crossings. From this time on, ships would no longer be at the mercy of the wind and waves but could depend on the regular power provided by steam.

    Add to My Discovery Booklet
  • Cradle of Canadian shipyards

    Davie shipyard.

    Shipbuilding in Québec is nothing new! Although ships had been built here since the 17th century, the industry really took off in the early 1800s.

    At the time, England, which was facing Napoleon’s armies, needed to import large quantities of goods. The existing merchant marine was unable to meet this demand and established major shipyards in and around Québec City, including the Davie shipyard in Lévis. 

     
    Add to My Discovery Booklet
  • Steel ships

    Hull of a steel ship

    Over time, wood was gradually replaced by higher-performance materials for shipbuilding.

    Solid, durable and shock-resistant, steel is the material most often used in shipbuilding today.

    While wood floats, steel does not. However, its strength makes it possible to build hulls that are virtually unsinkable!

     

    Add to My Discovery Booklet

The River seen from Québec City

From the heights of Québec City, we can see the South Shore and as far as Mont Sainte-Anne.

Show informations Hide informations
Action Shortcut
To the left / To the right Keyboard command: To the left arrow Keyboard command: Right arrow
Upward / Downward Keyboard command: Upward arrow Keyboard command: Downward arrow
Display the target Keyboard command: Z
Zoom in / Zoom out Keyboard command: Touche Plus Keyboard command: Touche Moins
Remove zoom Keyboard command: 0
Select Keyboard command: Enter
Show informations Hide informations