Rendez-vous naval de Québec takes the city by land, sea and air

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Theodore Too, a large-scale imitation tugboat, happily took visitors on rides around the Port of Quebec. From the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Theodore Too is a full-size replica of a scale model used in a children’s program called Theodore Tugboat that ran on CBC TV and then on PBS from 1993 to 2001.

The weather could have been better on Friday and Saturday. Lined up at Quay 22 in the Port of Quebec were the U.S. Navy ship, USS Oak Hill, the Royal Canadian Navy destroyer, HMCS Athabaskan, the French Navy ship, Laplace, a Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel, CCGCS Caporal Kaeble, the Jeffy Jan II (see separate article) and Theodore Too, the little tugboat from Halifax.