Lévis in Lévis MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
A.C. Davie Shipyard
Le chantier A.C. Davie
Established by Allison Davie in 1829, this shipyard represents the great period of shipbuilding in Canada. Its operations continued until 1989 and, over time, were marked by several technical innovations. In 1832, Davie installed one of the first patent slips in the country and later added two floating dry docks. Designed mainly for ship repair and salvage operations, this remarkable and long-lived enterprise was also involved in the construction and winter storage of vessels.
Établi par Allison Davie en 1829, ce chantier rappelle de façon exceptionnelle la grande époque de la construction navale au Canada. Ses activités se poursuivirent jusqu’en 1989 et furent ponctuées de plusieurs innovations techniques. En 1832, Davie y installa l’un des premiers plans de halage au pays, auquel s’ajouteront plus tard deux cales sèches flottantes. Principalement destinée à la réparation et au sauvetage des navires, cette entreprise dune remarquable longévité se consacra aussi à leur construction et à leur hivernage.
Erected by Historic - Historique Charlottetown.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 46° Touch for map. The A.C. Davie Shipyard is a short walk north of the Levis Ferry Terminal. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6220 Rue Saint-Laurent, Lévis, Quebec G6V 3P4, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Batterie Royale (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Les filles du roy (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Convent of the Nuns of the Congregation (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Le premier monastère d’Ursulines (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Pierre Dugua de Mons (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Site historique et archéologique de l’Habitation-Samuel-De Champlain (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); L'Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church (approx. 1.4 kilometers away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
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