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Cornwall Canal

Cornwall Canal

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted January, 2012

Cornwall Canal

Photo from Google Street View ©2012 Google - Posted January, 2012

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The City of Cornwall
At Lock 20 in Lamoureux Park
on Water Street West just west of Pitt Street


Coordinates: N 45 00.881 W 74 43.686

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Plaque Text

The Cornwall Canal was one of eight canals that connected western Canada with the ocean by way of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. Constructed in 1834-1842 to overcome the rapids of the Long Sault, it was enlarged several times between 1876-1904 and superseded by the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959.




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