CCGS Ernest Lapointe
The CCGS Ernest Lapointe, built in 1940, was a long time vessels serving in the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Fleet at 38 years.
Remaining operational for 38 years, the Ernest Lapointe was finally decommissioned in 1978. The vessel now serves as a museum ship for the Maritime Museum of Quebec.
The Ernest Lapointe served a long lasting career operating out of Montreal, Quebec
In 1980, she began a second career at the Musée maritime du Québec. Her presence not only furthers understanding of the functioning of this type of ship but equally of steam-engine navigation. From the engine room to the Officer’s mess via the wheelhouse, its recreated cabins will take you on a trip into the past. The gyrocompass or the gooseneck ventilator doesn’t ring a bell? Interpretative boards will answer all your questions.
Whether you are a die-hard enthusiast or a navigation neophyte, a visit will help you understand the importance of the St. Lawrence Seaway in the summer as well as the winter.