Exposition permanenteMusée MaritimeThe golden age of sea travel

At the time, the rudder of the Roanoke was the largest wooden ship's rudder in the world. It is 14 m tall, 1 m wide, and weighs 3 tonnes. It is one of the few items retrieved from the wreck by "Association Fortunes de Mer Calédoniennes". The Roanoke was an ore-carrier; she caught fire and sank in 1905 at Kouakoué (East coast of the Main Island). The six iron pintles and some of the lead numbers indicating draft aft are still in place.