Exposition permanenteMusée MaritimeThe golden age of sea travel

The Seine was a French Navy corvette which was wrecked on the reef off Pouebo (East coast, Main Island) in 1846. At a time of political tension between France and Great Britain, seven years before France took official possession of New Caledonia, her captain had been entrusted with a secret mission.

The fine double steering wheel was recovered from the wreck, and its timber parts were reconstructed by the wood-working workshop of Pedro Attiti High School (Noumea) in 2009.

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