Monthly Archives: September 2012

Smiths Falls


by Paul Smith The Rideau Canal includes several very different sections – most of which can only be described as idyllic.  For every section, there must be a transition, and Smiths Falls had to be the most sudden, even surrealistic, … Continue reading

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Merrickville


by Peter Huber After departing Dow’s Lake, Lois made up along the canal wall at the Hartwell Lock, the beginning of our transit of canals, lakes, and waterways that will lead us to Kingston. Hartwell Lock is bordered by  the … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log, Part 4


At Lachine, the crew had a couple of days off and then, in the next three days, welcomed aboard nearly 1,000 visitors. These Canadian citizens were glad to trade views with us Americans on the subject of the War of … Continue reading

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Ottawa and the Rideau Canal


Our travels in 2012 would include a trip through the legendary Rideau Canal, formally designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Since our Lois McClure outreach program began, I had heard much about the Rideau Canal. Always described … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Louis-Joseph Papineau


by Jean Belisle It is a beautiful Saturday and we are leaving our dock at Carillon. We anticipate a nice transit. We are heading for La Petite-Nation, the kingdom of Louis-Joseph Papineau one of the leaders of the rebellion of … Continue reading

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Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Carillon, and Chateauguay


by Jeff Hindes From the time that I was a child, I have admired the family heirloom silver medal bearing the likeness of Queen Victoria. The bar on the red and blue striped ribbon reads “Chateaugauy”.  Engraved along the edge … Continue reading

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The Lachine Canal: Montreal’s Answer to the Rapids


by Art Cohn Montreal is an island and historically the point at which travelers moving up the St. Lawrence River had to circumnavigate the rapids, which barred their passage west. This dynamic place in the river made Montreal the city … Continue reading

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