Exposition permanenteMusée MaritimeThe golden age of sea travel

La Monique was a local coastal vessel carrying passengers and goods to and from the Loyalty Islands. She vanished without a trace between Maré Island and Noumea in 1953.

The life-ring in the Museum is the only object ever found. With the loss of 108 passengers and 18 crew members, this is the worst maritime disaster to occur in New Caledonia.