Posted: November 21, 2013 in Boats
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The schooner Quinnette loaded with pulpwood in the Cornwall Canal, 1956.

Built in 1914, the Quinnette was a family owned schooner. She was rebuilt in 1941 and sold to Georges Dallaire of St. Simeon, Quebec. In 1955, the Quinnette struck a buoy near the entrance of the Cardinal Canal and sank, claiming the life of Dallaire’s son who had been sleeping below deck. The boat and its cargo of steel were salvaged. The Quinnette was sold in 1957 and renamed Louis G.

These family owned and operated wooden-hulled schooners, which used sails for auxiliary power until the 1940s, were a common sight on the Lower St. Lawrence.


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