MV Jos-Deschênes

Active at the Sorel-Tracy–Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola ferry, the MV Jos-Deschênes recalls the name of the first captain to ensure this crossing on a daily basis. From 1925 to 1938, Jos Deschênes braved the elements, summer and winter, to transport mail, goods and a few passengers aboard the Bixie B., a motorized rowboat. Recruited in 1938 by the Charlevoix-Saguenay Navigation Company, newly created to provide a ferry service better suited to the needs of the region, he retired in 1959, after more than 30 years of loyal service. Born and died in Tadoussac (1889-1975), he was also a municipal councilor from 1939 to 1951.

Technical specs

  • Year of construction 1980
  • Builder Marine Industries (MIL), Sorel-Tracy
  • Length (m) 81,97
  • Width (m) 21,90
  • Draft loaded 4,06
  • Gross tonnage (tons) 1 702
  • Net tonnage (tons) 510
  • Clearance (m) 5,175
  • Capacity - Passengers 367
  • Capacity - Vehicles 75
  • Total engine power (kW) 2 386
  • Cruising speed (knots) 12,5
  • Boarding Front and rear
  • Propulsion Propeller (2), front and rear
  • Main Engines Caterpillar (2)
  • Year of modernization 1996
  • Minimum workforce 8