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Secrets of the St. Lawrence

Extra - Old Salts and Sea-dogs

Reference works consulted

  • Climatological Charts of the St Lawrence
    Environment Canada, Québec Region, 1984
  • Comment descendre et remonter du Saguenay en passant par la Petite rivière Saint-François
    Commander Jules DesChamps, CPS
  • Douglas seastate scale
    Dictionnaire de l'Océan, Conseil international de la langue française - Paris, France 1989
  • East Coast Marine Weather Manual
    Environment Canada, Atlantic Region, 1989
  • Gulf of St Lawrence
    Notes. Ice Climatology, Environment Canada
  • Gulf of St Lawrence Marine Weather Guide
    Environment Canada, Atlantic Region, 1991
  • Le français au bureau
    Cajolet-Laganière, Hélène, Les Publications du Québec, 1988
  • Le Guide nautique de la Côte-Nord
    Club nautique de Sept-Îles inc.
  • Marine Weather Hazards Manual (West Coast)
    Environment Canada, 1990
  • Météorologie marine
    R. Mayençon, Éditions Maritime & d'Outre-Mer, 1982
  • Nautical Charts
    Hydrographic Service of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Répertoire toponymique du Québec
    Commission de toponymie du Québec, 1991
  • Sailing Directions - St Lawrence River and Gulf
    Hydrographic Service of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Yachtsman's Guide of the Saint-Laurent
    Québec Sailing Federation
  • Weather at Sea
    David Houghton and Fred Sanders, Highmark Publishing Ltd, 1988

Suggested publications

  • Connaître la Météorologie
    Richard Leduc et Raymond Gervais
  • Learning Weather
    Canada Communication Group - Printing
  • Climatological Charts of the St Lawrence
  • Marine Weather Services
  • Weather Services for Mariners, Fishermen and Yachtsmen
    Environment Canada
  • Safe Boating Guide
    Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada

Meteorology courses

As an aid for mariners, this publication deals only with the wind's behaviour over different topographical features and the sea, and with the sea's behaviour.

To find out more or to specialize in meteorology and sailing, you may wish to enrol in one of the many courses offered by various institutions and groups, all of them drawing on the wide-ranging knowledge and experience of seasoned mariners.

  • Cégep de Rimouski
    Institut maritime du Québec
    Montréal - Québec - Rimouski
  • Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
    Centre des pêches de Grande-Rivière
  • Cégeps
    Services socio-culturels
  • Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
  • Québec Sailing Federation
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