Tag Archives: Ottawa River

Lefaivre Ferry

The Lefaivre Ferry in one of several that cross the Ottawa River, which is rather handy as I had taken the Long-Sault Bridge across the river from Hawkesbury to Grenville. I was heading toward Ottawa and then Kemptville and the … Continue reading

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Nepean Point

You might recognize Samuel De Champlain – this statue is at the top of Nepean Point in Ottawa. Above, the Alexandra bridge crossing the Ottawa River, leading to Hull, Quebec. And looking downstream toward Chaudière Falls,  Parliament, and the Supreme … Continue reading

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Ottawa River – Victoria Island

Victoria Island is situated in the Ottawa River, right at the border between Ontario and Quebec. Above, looking upstream toward Hull and the Museum of Civilization. Below, looking upstream at what should be some familiar landmarks. Above and below, looking … Continue reading

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L’Orignal marina

The L’Orignal Marina, on the Ottawa River, half way between Ottawa and Montreal. L’Orignal is a village and former municipality, now part of Champlain Township in eastern Ontario. The name likely came from its location on the Ottawa River once … Continue reading

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Floats and boats

I grew up near boats and sea planes – we called them sea planes instead of float planes as they were often seen on what people refer to as the sea. This is also a bit confusing as it was … Continue reading

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Petrie Islands

The Petrie Islands group on the Ottawa River was formed by sand deposited at the close of  the last ice age, about 12,000 years ago. The 2 km by 500 m area, from the foot of Champlain St. to Trim … Continue reading

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