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Darlingside in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Darling Store / Le magasin Darling

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The Darling Store / Le magasin Darling Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 16, 2017
1. The Darling Store / Le magasin Darling Marker
Inscription.

Long before roads penetrated the dense forests of the Thousand Islands, the St. Lawrence River was the highway to the interior of Canada.

Vessels of all types plied the waters. Bateaux and durham boats carried produce from nearby farms to be traded at stores like Thomas Darling's. Schooners and later, steamers arrived daily from Montreal, supplying the store with merchandise needed for trade with local farmers.

Bien avant que des routes ne pénètrent les forêts denses des Mille-Îles, le Saint-Laurent offrait une voie d'accès vers l'intérieur du Canada.

Des navires de toutes sortes sillonnaient ses eaux. Bateaux et durhams transportaient les produits des fermes voisines jusqu'à des magasins comme Thomas Darling's, où ils pouvaient être échangés. Goélettes et vapeurs arrivaient chaque jour de Montréal chargés des marchandises nécessaires pour traiter avec les farmiers locaux.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 44° 22.098′ N, 75° 58.162′ W. Marker is in Darlingside, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Thousand Islands Parkway and Darlingside Drive, on the right when traveling east on Thousand Islands Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Roadside Pullout on Thousand Islands Parkway, Darlingside, Ontario, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.

The Darling Store / Le magasin Darling Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 16, 2017
2. The Darling Store / Le magasin Darling Marker
Marker on right. Looking south toward the St. Lawrence River
At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Darlingside (here, next to this marker); The Thousand Islands (here, next to this marker); Thousand Islands Bridge System (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth Rabb Beatty (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Chimney Island (Bridge Island) (approx. 15.3 kilometers away); Indian River Lakes (approx. 15.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Gananoque (approx. 15.9 kilometers away); Colonel Joel Stone (approx. 16.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darlingside.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
The Darling Store / Le magasin Darling Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 16, 2017
3. The Darling Store / Le magasin Darling Marker
Looking west along Thousand Islands parkway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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