2. Commemorative Integrity of the Site

2.5 Other Heritage Resources

Movable resources

These resources include archival documents such as letterbooks, estimates and account books dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as a collection of documents that includes old photographs and plans. About thirty ethnological artifacts relating to the canal have been inventoried and catalogued. This collection, owned by Parks Canada and kept in Québec City, attests to various activities related to the operation of the canal, domestic life and working life. As few archaeological investigations have been conducted so far, the collection is still small.

In addition, several informants are still able to recall the commercial navigation period and the canal’s evolution in the 20th century. An ethnological study was conducted in 2001 to safeguard their valuable recollections.

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