MV Jos-Deschênes II

Active at the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine crossing, the MV Jos-Deschênes II 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 2018
  • Builder Chantier Davie Canada, Lévis
  • Length (m) 92,0
  • width (m) 26,4
  • Draft loaded 4,5
  • Gross tonnage (tons) 2903
  • Net tonnage (tons) 870
  • Clearance (m) 5,16
  • Capacity – Passengers 432
  • Capacity – Vehicles 110
  • Total engine power (kW) 5 200
  • Cruising speed (knots) 14
  • Propulsion GNL and MDO
  • Main Engines 4 Wartsila engines
  • Minimum worforce 6 in transit, 7 with 150 passengers and 8 for 432 passengers .