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Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse

The Point-au-Père site was one of the most important navigational aid centres in Canada for over a hundred years. The existing lighthouse, built in 1909, is the third to be built on the site. The site also included a pilotage … Continue reading

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Twilight on the St. Lawrence

Poking about on the beach and a twilight paddle on the St. Lawrence at Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Video and images © 2012 CKB

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OPG Robert H. Saunders

I decided to stop to visit the Ontario Power Generation OPG) visitor centre in Cornwall – the signs on the highway drew me in and I was planning on stopping for lunch in Cornwall so the small detour seemed worthwhile. … Continue reading

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The elevators

The grain elevators at the Port of Montreal are an important part of Canadian history that is closely linked with the Lachine Canal, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the industrial expansion of Canada.   It’s a vibrant, yet sad example … Continue reading

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Lachine Canal

Located in Montreal, the Lachine Canal (Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada) runs 14.5 kilometres from the Old Port to Lake Saint-Louis. The Lachine Canal is much more than just a route bypassing the rapids of the same name. … Continue reading

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Thousand Islands Parkway

The Thousand Islands Parkway follows the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, and was formerly designated Highway 2S (for Scenic). It was constructed as the alignment of Highway 401 through the area during the 1930s and 1940s, and was … Continue reading

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Iroquois Lock

Iroquois is the first of the St. Lawrence Seaway locks and maintains Lake Ontario’s water level. I’ve managed to visit it during the summer, and then just before it closed for the season, on Boxing day.   Together, the locks … Continue reading

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Long Sault Parkway

The Long Sault Parkway was unique in its creation. It is a series of 11 islands that were created from high points of land left after the flooding of the St. Lawrence River during the construction of the Seaway in … Continue reading

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