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The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System

 
 
The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
1. The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System Marker
Inscription. The Welland Ship Canal is the fourth in a series of successively larger canals that were built to join Lakes Ontario and Erie - the first being completed in 1829. The present Canal was opened in 1932. It forms part of the St. Lawrence Seaway/Great Lakes navigation route, 2160km (1342 miles) from the head of the lakes at Duluth, Minnesota to tidewater at Montreal, Quebec. The jointly operated Seaway was officially opened in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth II and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This plaque commemorates the 160th anniversary of the opening of the First Welland Canal and the 30th anniversary of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. It was unveiled on the occasion of the September 1989 joint meeting of the Canadian and American Canal Societies and recognizes the spirit of co-operation which continues to bind these two great nations
 
Erected 1989 by St. Catharines & District Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Culture and Communications.
 
Location. 43° 9.329′ N, 79° 11.674′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Welland Canals Parkway. Click for map. Marker is affixed to the front entranceway of the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre building.
Museum Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Museum Entrance
Northward, Welland Canals Parkway.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R7K6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spring Tooth Cultivator (a few steps from this marker); Horse Drawn Grape Hoe (a few steps from this marker); Shipbuilding in Niagara (a few steps from this marker); International Shipmasters' Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Welland Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); Bollards & Fairleads (within shouting distance of this marker); Welland Ship Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canal Centre. (Submitted on August 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. St. Lawrence Seaway - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Welland Canal - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
3. The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System Marker
Marker is on the second pillar from the close end.
The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System Marker
Museum entrance, marker at center of picture.
St. Catharines Museum and Lock 3 Viewing Complex Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
5. St. Catharines Museum and Lock 3 Viewing Complex Dedication
Affixed to the pillar to the right of the marker.
Lock 3 at the Museum image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
6. Lock 3 at the Museum
Restricted area. Picture taken though fence.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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