Friday, August 12
11 am, 11:30 am, 12 pm and 12:30 pm
Duration: 20 minutes
Kondiaronk Room, 350 Place Royale
For Archaeology Month, and as part of the exhibition Favourites! Our Collections on Display, come relive the history of the Lady Sherbooke and the artifacts found in her wreckage with Jean Bélisle, professor emeritus at Concordia University and art historian, and François Gignac, archaeologist at Pointe-à-Callière.
Discovered in 1963 around the Boucherville Islands, the wrecked ship is all that remains of one of the first commercial steamboats owned by the Molson Family. It was built in Montreal in 1817 and abandoned in 1826. Measuring 45 metres long, 10.5 metres wide and 3 metres high, the wreckage still contains the vessel's main parts along with some furniture and objects it carried, many of which have made their way to the Museum's collections. Listen to Jean Bélisle talk about this maritime monument and its importance in our history, while our archaeologist will explain how its artifacts were acquired.