The Lachine Canal

The Lachine Canal (HM1K6E)

Location: Montréal, Québec H8S 2M3 Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal
Country: Canada
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N 45° 25.875', W 73° 40.228'

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Le Canal de Lachine

The Lachine Canal, built between 1821 and 1825 and enlarged in the 1840s and 1870s, was the first in a network of canals on the St. Lawrence River that linked the Atlantic to the Great Lakes. A symbol of the modernization of transportation, the canal played a decisive role in Montréal's industrial and commercial development, notably as a source of hydraulic power, The highly diversified character of the canal's shore area, which became one of the country's foremost manufacturing centres, reflects the various stages in Canada's industrialization.
Creusé entre 1821 et 1825, puis élargi dans les années 1849 et 1879, le canal de Lachine a constitué la tête d'un réseau de canaux sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent reliant l'Atlantique aux Grands Lacs. Témoin de la modernisation des transports, il a joué un rôle déterminant dans le développement industriel et commercial de Montréal, notamment comme source d'énergie hydraulique. Sur ses berges se trouvait l'une des principales concentrations manufacturières du pays, exemple manifeste d'une exceptionnelle diversité qui illustre bien les phases multiples de l'industrialisation au Canada.
HM NumberHM1K6E
Year Placed2002
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 603998 N 5031718
Decimal Degrees45.43125000, -73.67046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.875', W 73° 40.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 52.5" N, 73° 40' 13.68" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 720 Boulevard Saint Joseph, Montréal Québec H8S 2M3, CA
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