A big fish out of water

August 14, 2019

As I continued driving west along the north coast of the Gaspé Peninsula I saw a sign for the Rimouski-to-Forestville ferry which shuttles passengers and vehicles across the St. Lawrence River.  A short time later I saw the radio/radar mast for a ship surprisingly close to the road.  I stopped the car and walked back to see what it was all about.

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I researched the name of the ship online and found a YouTube video of it striking the dock with the rear of the ship, presumably on this side of the river.  It didn’t appear to be significant enough damage to take a boat of this size out of service but you can see where it now sits, quite a ways above and away from the river.  It isn’t in a place conducive to effecting repairs so evidently this is the final resting place.