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Please browse the gallery below for all the images, videos and audio related to the exhibition. Click on an item to see an enlarged image with description or to play the video/audio clip.
View of a schooner under construction. The structure of the ship is surrounded by scaffolding. There are men in work clothes standing on the hold of the ship and the scaffolding. A woman, a child and another man are standing in the foreground. This photograph was taken in winter. The photo has been coloured to give it a sepia tone.
View of the bay in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive taken from the site of the Musée maritime de Charlevoix. A wooden dock in the foreground juts into the river.
Map of France The map is grey, with the department of Calvados highlighted in green. A small black and white pictogram of a bottle of Calvados completes the picture.
An antique black and white print depicting 10 men aboard a canoe or rabaska. They are about to run the rapids. There are trees and a boulder in the background.
A black and white map of an island. The island is divided into rectangular strips of land. Each parcel is identified with the name of its owner. In the lower centre portion of the image, a strip of land is highlighted in blue. This land belonged to Nicolas Desgagnés.
A black and white portrait of a man. The picture is cut at the bust line. On it we see an aged man with short hair sporting a white beard under his chin. The man is wearing a jacket.
A newspaper article describing the cargo of Zéphirin Desgagnés’ schooner, the Mary Ann.
View of the dock at Les Éboulements (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive), circa 1890. This photo was taken from a ship moored at the end of the dock, the shore, along with a few houses are visible on the horizon. The wooden dock. In the foreground, a man stands in uniform. Next to him are a few children and other men. Some horse-drawn carriage in the background.
Family tree. The name Zéphirin Desgagnés is written in bold, along with his date of birth and date of death. Under the name there is a pictogram of a schooner next to its name (Mary Ann) and year of construction (1864). Two arrows point to his sons and their ships: Maurice “Jimmy” and Joseph.
A naïve painting of a sailboat on a calm sea. The schooner’s hold is black, its sails are white. The sea is blue with a greyish sky.
Map of the St. Lawrence River and Gulf. To the left, an arrow pointing at the village of Les Éboulements To the far right, another arrow pointing at the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
Newspaper article citing the seizure of the Marie-Vigilante. The schooner was transporting an illegal shipment of whisky.
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