Lachine: Gateway to the Northwest

Lachine: Gateway to the Northwest (HM1JWV)

Location: Montréal, Québec Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal
Country: Canada
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N 45° 25.902', W 73° 40.526'

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Lachine: porte des «Pays-d'en-Haut»

The St. Lawrence River's Sault-Saint-Louis rapids constitued (sic) an impassable barrier. Until a canal was built, canoes and bateaux had to set out from Lachine to...

· explore the west of the country,
· conduct the fur trade
· defend the territory.
"... never, Champlain exclaimed in 1603, had I seem such a furiously raging torrent of water... "

Les rapides of Sault-Saint-Louis constituent un obstacle infranchissable sur le Saint-Laurent. Tant et aussi longtemps que le fleuve n'est pas canalisé, canots et «batteaux» doivent partier de Lachine pour...
· explore l'Ouest du pays,
· exercer le commerce des fourrures,
· défendre le territoire.

«(...) jamais, s'écrie Champlain en 1603, je ne veis un torrent d'eau desborder avec une telle impétuosité comme il fait (...).»
Placed ByParks Canada / Parcs Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 603609 N 5031761
Decimal Degrees45.43170000, -73.67543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.902', W 73° 40.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 54.12" N, 73° 40' 31.56" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300-1400 Boulevard Saint Joseph, Montréal Québec , CA
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