Other than for recreational purposes, transportation by water (marine transportation) is not recognized as an economic avenue in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
However, it should not be neglected that Val-d’Or was historically supplied by boat from Amos (S.S. Siscoe and S.S. Sullivan) in its early years. Témiscamingue also knew the glory hours of the log drive and its tugs (T.E. Draper). Our waterways were once important players in our economic survival.