Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Please don’t go!

A steamboat at the end of a wharf.

A steamboat leaving the wharf in Rivière-du-Loup.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Belle-Lavoie coll., bl0803.

The main building on a wharf is called a terminal or, more precisely, a river terminal. What a contrast between its simplicity and the luxury of the cruise steamers! There was also often a small lighthouse on the wharf to guide captains as they docked in foggy weather. 

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