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Lachine in Montréal (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Growing With the Times

Doublement et dédoublement

 
 
Growing With the Times Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2014
1. Growing With the Times Marker
Captions (English / French): (center left) Ships await their turn to enter the Lachine Canal. / Quelques navires attendant leur entrée dans le canal à Lachine.; (illustration on right) 1848 Canal Width: 120 ft (36.6 m) at the surface and 80 ft. (24.4 m) at the bottom. Lock dimensions: 200ft. (61 m) long, 45 ft (13.7 m) wide and 9 ft (2.7 m) deep. / Largeur du canal: 120 pi (36.6 m) en surface et 80 pi (24.4 m) au fond. Dimensions des écluses: 200 pi (61 m) de long, 45 pi (13.7 m) de large et 9 pi (2.7 m) de profondeur.
Inscription. English:
This lock provides evidence of the first canal enlargement, which doubled the dimensions of the waterway and locks. Reduced from seven to five, the new locks were built parallel to the old. this one was used for navigation until 1926, then as a regulating weir until the being filled in after the canal was closed in 1970. Fully restored in 1998-1999, it retains its original location and dimensions, as well as a number of old stones. An electromechanical door-and-gate-opening system replaced the original winches.

French:
Cette écluse témoigne du premier agrandissement du canal. Cette transformation a doublé les dimensions de la voie d’eau et des écluses. Passant de sept à cinq, ces dernières ont été construites parallèlement aux anciennes. Celle-ci a été utilisée pour la navigation jusqu’en 1926, puis comme déversoir régulateur d’appoint jusqu’à son comblement, après la fermeture du canal en 1970. entièrement restaurée en 1998-1999, elle a néanmoins conservé son emplacement, ses dimensions et quelques vieilles pierres. Le système électromécanique d’ouverture et de fermeture des portes et des vannes a remplacé les treuils d’origine.
 
Erected by Parks Canada / Parcs Canada.
 
Location. 45° 25.867′ 
Growing With the Times Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2014
2. Growing With the Times Marker
This marker is across the canal from the Lachine Canal Visitors Center.
N, 73° 40.132′ W. Marker is in Lachine, Quebec, in Montréal (region). Marker can be reached from Boulevard Saint-Joseph just from Chemin du Musée, on the left. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Lachine, Quebec H8S 2M1, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Full Steam Ahead (here, next to this marker); An Upstream Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); A Wonderful New Addition (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lachine Canal (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Frances Anne Hopkins (approx. half a kilometer away); The Hudson’s Bay Company in Lachine (approx. half a kilometer away); Lachine: Gateway to the Northwest (approx. half a kilometer away); Lachine Massacre (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Lachine.
 
More about this marker. This marker is across the canal from the Lachine Canal Visitors Center.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
<i>Lachine Locks, Montreal</i> image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Jackson, circa 1900
3. Lachine Locks, Montreal
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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