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Photographer:Vedran Mlacic [View profile]Title:GRANDE HERMINEAdded:Apr 29, 2006
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
BEACON MARINA, JORDAN, CANADA 2003.Ex-LA MARJOLAINE.Thanks to Lanaud & Desgagnesh for update on this mystery wreck. Thanks long overdue. :-? Hubert Desgagnés has not only indentified this wreck but has also posted several images of the original vessel
Hubert thank you for posting these images

Original Vessel Data
Name: [ Le Progres ] Propulsion: [ Screw Propeller ] Official Number: [134138 ] Dimensions: [ 127x 34 - 465 tons ] Built in: [ Lauzon, Quebec, Canada, 1914 ]
Other Vessel Names
[ La Verendrye , 1930 ] [ La Marjolaine , 1956 ]
Closing Information
Date Closed: [1980 ] Reason Closed: [ Floating Restaurant ] Remarks: [ Floating Restaurant 1980 ]
.Le Progrès; 127x34x11 Owned by City of Trois Rivières; S. Bouchard, Petite Riviere St. François 1959; Cie. de Navigation Cartier Ltée., Montreal 1968. Built by G. T. Davie & Son, Lauzon 1914. Engine 15-30x22 by G. A. Pontbriand, Sorel. Ferry. Licensed for 550 passengers 1914.
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Vedran Mlacic on Dec 20, 2005 04:09 (12 years ago)
Hubert Desgagnés has not only indentified this wreck but has also posted several images of the original vessel
Hubert thank you for posting these images
Hubert Desgagnés on Dec 19, 2005 05:36 (12 years ago)
The pictures are now on .
This little ferry was originaly a steam ferry called LA VERENDRYE builded in 1914 in Lauzon and was used for at least 20 years in Trois Rivières until replaced by a larger ferry. She was sold and transformed as a coaster, equipped with diesel engine, one single hold and with two cargo masts. In the late fifthies (1958/1959, she was try as a winter ferry between Ile aux Coudres and Saint Joseph de la Rive in order to replace the wooden ferry MONT LAURIER. During previous winters, the people from the island had no other choice then to use ice canoe.
As the experience proved to be succesfull, she was purchased by the Compagnie de navigation Cartier Lte and LA MARJOLAINE became the official ferry for more then a decade. The aft mast and derrick were removed. She was replaced by the larger ferry TROIS RIVIERES. She was then moved to Ile aux Grues in order to replace the wooden ferry LÉVISIENNE. She was then sold again when replaced by the brand new GRUES DES ILES. She became a floating restaurant in the early 1980's before to be sold again. She was transformed as the tall ship GRANDE HERMINE eather in Montréal or in Ontario. She was destroyed by a fire in Ontario. date unknown.
Vedran Mlacic on Dec 14, 2005 03:21 (12 years ago)
Hi Desgagnesh!
That would be nice. I'd like to see the original vessel.
Thanks again
Vedran :-P
Hubert Desgagnés on Dec 10, 2005 13:54 (12 years ago)
I will put a couple of picture of her in her previous career.
Vedran Mlacic on Dec 07, 2005 00:46 (12 years ago)
Hi Desgagnesh!
I was cleaning up and noticed your update. Thank you kindly for it. :-P
Vedran Mlacic on Dec 07, 2005 00:44 (12 years ago)
Hi Lanaud!
Just noticed your update.Has been a while , but gratly appreciated anyways. :-P
Hubert Desgagnés on Mar 14, 2005 02:42 (13 years ago)
This wreck used to be LA MARJOLAINE, a former small steel coaster vessel on the St Lawrence river transformed as the Ile aux Coudres/St Joseph de la Rive ferry in the early 1960.She was transferred to Ile aux Grues and than was sold. She was transformed as a floating restaurant. Then she was transformed as a tall ship.
Lanaud on Mar 06, 2005 16:55 (13 years ago)
I belive the name was Grande Hermine (she is burned now on the spot where this photo was taken). Use to be a small transport boat originating from I don't know where. She was modified to look like a old galion or other and was a restaurant. not sure
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