Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

The Lower St. Lawrence yawl

A sailboat floating on the water, filled with passengers.

A yawl pleasure sailboat in Les Escoumins.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Joseph-Adélard Boucher coll., jab0294.

This pleasure sailboat is known as a St. Lawrence yawl and can be recognized mostly by its small rear sail. Quick and easy to maneuver, the yawl was well liked by water sports enthusiasts in the St. Lawrence Estuary. However, it was less stable in high winds.

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