The Williamsburg Canals

The Williamsburg Canals (HM1MQC)

Location: Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 1X0 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 53.64', W 75° 10.809'

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The canals at Farran's Point, Rapide Plat and Galops were known collectively as the Williamsburg Canals. All three were built in the period 1844-56 on the north side of the St. Lawrence to form part of the Great Lakes navigation system. Farran's Point Canal was three-quarters of a mile long with a single lock; the Rapide Plat was four miles long and had two locks; the Galops and Iroquois canals, together known as the Galops Canal, covered seven and five-eights miles and had three locks. Ascending vessels used all three canals, while those desending used only the Galops. These canals disappeared with construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959.
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 485775 N 4971191
Decimal Degrees44.89400000, -75.18015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 53.64', W 75° 10.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 53' 38.4" N, 75° 10' 48.54" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Lakeshore Dr, Morrisburg Ontario K0C 1X0, CA
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