The Deep Blue Sea

Permanent exhibition - June to October

The Deep Blue Sea is the history of the Gaspé told through fifteen sailing vessels, from the drakkars of the Vikings to the seafaring canoes of the Mi’gmaq to Gaspésiennes. It is also the life journey of people of the sea: cod fishers, whalers and captains.

The Gaspé Peninsula in 15 boats

Fishermen's boats, explorers' boats or soldiers' boats, in Gaspésie, the whole history of the region is contained in these boats. From the arrival of the Europeans to the 20th century, their stories are intertwined with the great events that make up the historical fabric of the region. Basically, it is the story of the seafarers confronted with the immensity and power of the ocean, and you will see many artifacts that are
rarely seen outside the reserves. As soon as you arrive, you'll see a 1940's "flat", the last witness of its generation, which is worth a visit. You will discover various models of boats such as the brigantine Sainte-Anne and the schooner White Cloud. You will also admire various accessories such as Captain Côté's cap, a letter addressed to Captain Mape dated 1903, a varlope, a sailboat hinge, oakum and even harpoons.


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