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Tuesday 15 October

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Last Received Data : : 2019/10/15 at 14:44

Climatic Conditions

Québec

Weather

12 °C
Tuesday 15 October

Partly Cloudy Day
Max: 13 °C / Min: 1 °C
Sunrise 07:03 AM  Sunset 05:59 PM

Wind

WSW: 17 km/h
(9 kts)

Humidity

46%

Pressure

101.7kPa

Water Temperature

13.9C (57.0F)

Tides

Descendante

Next Tide
Basse

15:39

Haute

20:21


Tomorrow
Wednesday 16 October

Partly Cloudy Day
Max: 16 °C / Min: 5 °C
Sunrise 07:05 AM  Sunset 05:57 PM

Media and public relations

OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT OF BASSIN BROWN PARK

06/01/2018

OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT OF BASSIN BROWN PARK
A TEMPORARY PUBLIC SQUARE FEATURING THE JEFFY JAN II

Québec City, June 1, 2018 – On Friday morning the Naval Museum of Québec and the Port of Québec presented the new temporary public square in Bassin Brown park, which will be home to the Jeffy Jan II for the summer. The square will be open to the public starting next week.

Jeffy Jan II stopover
Eager to vitalize the sector, the Port of Québec has joined forces with the Naval Museum of Québec to offer the public a unique temporary square reflecting Québec City’s maritime origins.

Pedestrians and cyclists taking Promenade Samuel-De Champlain and visitors to Bassin Brown park will be able to admire the famous ship, the Jeffy Jan II, proudly displayed in the public square. This fun, experiential naval area also includes a modular structure whose design—conceived and developed by architectural firms hatem+d and Étienne Bernier Architecte—recalls the history and soul of our magnificent port city.

“This temporary space reflects the Port of Québec’s desire to promote the city’s history and maritime and naval heritage, which has played a major role in shaping the development of Québec City as we know it today. We sincerely hope residents get to know this sector of the Port of Québec with their families and appreciate this brand new temporary square,” said Mario Girard, president and CEO of the Québec Port Authority.

A historic yacht
Dating back to 1939, the Jeffy Jan II is the last naval witness of World War II in Québec City. During the war, the luxury yacht was used to transport dignitaries on the St. Lawrence River for such events as the Québec conferences in 1943 and 1944, which Churchill, Roosevelt, and MacKenzie King attended. Visitors can learn more about it through interpretation panels and guides on site starting next weekend, until Monday, September 3. Visitors can also use this temporary space to rest, experiment with basic naval techniques, and play games.

“With this project, we wanted to offer Québec City residents an interesting spot to explore the city’s naval history on the shores of the St. Lawrence. This summer, the Jeffy Jan II will fascinate all visitors who stop there to contemplate this magnificent yacht, learn about naval history, or take a break while enjoying the sea air,” said André Kirouac, director of the Naval Museum of Québec.

The Port and the Museum would also like to express their gratitude for the support of the Directorate of History and Heritage of the Department of National Defence, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Canadian Naval Reserve, which made this authentic presentation of our port heritage possible. This project is shaping up to be a promising prelude to the Anse au Foulon harbour walkway, a link between the city, the river, and the port.

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Source :

Marie-Andrée Blanchet
Conseillère, Relations publiques et événements
Administration portuaire de Québec
Tél. : (418) 648-3640
marie-andree.blanchet@portquebec.ca