Rapids of the Upper Ottawa

Rapids of the Upper Ottawa (tmp-0f429)

Location: Deux-Rivières, Ontario K0J 1R0 Renfrew County
Country: Canada
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N 46° 15.175', W 78° 17.255'

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For over two centuries the Ottawa River was part of the main canoe route to the West. Some of the river's most spectacular and dangerous rapids were located immediately downriver from here: the Rapide de la Veillée, the Trou and the Rapide des Deux Rivières. Further on lay the legendary Rapide de la Roche Capitaine. In 1800 the explorer Daniel Harmon counted fourteen crosses commemorating voyageurs who had drowned in its swirling waters. By 1950, with the construction of the Des Joachims generating station, these rapids and their portages had been submerged in the dam's headpond, Holden Lake.
HM Numbertmp-0f429
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 709066 N 5125725
Decimal Degrees46.25291667, -78.28758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 15.175', W 78° 17.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 15' 10.5" N, 78° 17' 15.3" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 702-732 Dunlop Crescent, Deux-Rivières Ontario K0J 1R0, CA
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