La saga des rapides is a captivating read that takes readers on a journey into the days when ships navigated the St. Lawrence rapids. Read about expert captains who, for over 100 years, carried thousands of tourists through the legendary beauty of the rapids, so much of it lost today.
Based on detailed research into the rapid’s past, this book offers illuminating historical facts told in an engaging narrative, taken from archives and period newspapers. The book details the lives and work of the captains, the risks they undertook, wrecks, and so much more.
Born in Montreal, André Ouellette is the youngest son of Joseph-Édouard Ouellette, a captain who plied the rapids in 1950 on the Rapids Prince. His journeys epitomise the navigation of the St. Lawrence Seaway, offering a perspective on that history that stays with us to this day.
Author: André Ouellette
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, 2006, 167 pages, ISBN 2-9805286-X.