Parks Canada

Parks Canada

July 11, 2012 06:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Government of Canada and the U.S. Army Begin Archaeological Work on the Wreck of a Second World War American Airplane

LONGUE-POINTE-DE-MINGAN, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 11, 2012) - The Honourable Michel Rivard, Senator, will welcome the U.S. Army Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) at the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve.

JPAC's mission is to search and recover the remains of five American crewmen of a U.S. Air Force PBY-5A "Catalina" seaplane that sank about two kilometres off the coast of the small village on the North shore of the St. Lawrence River, in 1942.

Senator Rivard will take part in this event on behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, July 11
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Parks Canada Reception and Interpretation Centre
625 Rue du Centre

Contact Information

  • Michele Boucher
    Parks Canada
    418-538-3331, ext. 279