MV Radisson

Called in for the summer at the L'Isle-aux-Coudres-Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive ferry, the MV Radisson is named after Pierre-Esprit Radisson, a famous 17th century French explorer. Part adventurer, coureur des bois and fur trader, Radisson was one of the founders of the Hudson's Bay Company.

Technical specs

  • Year of construction 1954
  • Builder Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon
  • Length (m) 53,65
  • Width (m) 21,95
  • Draft loaded 3,65
  • Gross tonnage (tons) 1 037
  • Net tonnage (tons) 311
  • Clearance (m) 4,10
  • Capacity - Passengers 375
  • Capacity - Vehicles 58
  • Total engine power (kW) 917
  • Cruising speed (knots) 11
  • Boarding Front, side and rear
  • Propulsion Propeller (1), rear
  • Main Engine Cleveland GM (1)
  • Year of modernization 1985
  • Mnimum workforce 8