François-Xavier Lachance: An Exceptional Craftsman and Builder of Wooden Boats on Île d’Orléans

Creator(s): Parc maritime de Saint-Laurent

Discover the life and work of a man who embodies shipbuilding on Île d’Orléans. A self-taught craftsman, François-Xavier Lachance was a leading boat builder. Some of his vessels are still plying the seas. Lachance was also the last representative of a long tradition of wooden-boat building on the St. Lawrence estuary.

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