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Alfonse Desjardins are twin 1971 ferries, or traversiers operating between Quebec City and Levis, but the organization has ferries between many other points on the St. Lawrence as well.
The word traversiers is easy to trace and associate, but the derivation of ferry is from Norse.
These are no double ended ferries like those big orange ones in the sixth boro.
And the bow seems designed to ride up on and crush the ice.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who was too late for the ice canoe races this year, but next year, I’ll be there. You have to see the photos in that link.