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Le « Courrier du Cap »

The "Courrier du Cap"

The "Courrier du Cap" is an old yacht built in Nantes in 1870 and capable of carrying over one hundred and fifty passengers. It belonged to the Compagnie du Courrier du Cap, a company set up by Léon Lesca,owner of the Algerian Villa. In 1902, the boat completed several return journeys per day between Arcachon and Le Cap-Ferret. In addition to transporting passengers (local residents and tourists),…