Entire Family Builds Model Boats (Oct, 1936)

Entire Family Builds Model Boats

BUILDING scale replicas of famous sailing vessels is the hobby and vocation of Eugene Leclerc, a former sailor, who lives at St. Jean Port Joli, Quebec. He was forced to turn his hobby into a vocation when his foot became badly mangled in an accident that prevented his return to work.

The market for Leclerc’s authentic models has expanded so that he has had to secure the aid of his family. Now, all the older members of the family specialize in constructing parts.

5 comments
  1. Leslie Bernardini says: April 4, 20105:05 pm

    I am trying to get more history on Eurgene Leclerc and his boats ….would this article have more information?

  2. Firebrand38 says: April 4, 20105:37 pm

    Leslie Bernardini: Why don’t you read it and find out?

  3. Toronto says: April 4, 20106:30 pm

    Leslie – I think that’s the entire article, or at least the entire ModMex version.

    If you’re researching, you might use the date of this article (October 1936) as a jumping off place.

  4. Firebrand38 says: April 4, 20107:14 pm

    Leslie: Or you could try contacting the family through the shop (it still exists)

    Bateaux miniatures Luc Leclerc
    Address : 396 avenue de Gaspé Ouest
    Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec
    Telephone : 418-598-9519
    Opening Date :All year long

    Check here and here and here as well.

  5. Leslie Bernardini says: April 6, 20105:12 pm

    Thanks for all your help……and Thanks for the address Firebrand38!!!

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