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Cornwall in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Cornwall Canal

 
 
Cornwall Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
1. Cornwall Canal Marker
Inscription.
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Constructed in 1834–1842 to overcome the rapids of the Long Sault, it was enlarged several times between 1876-1904 and superseded by the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 45° 0.879′ N, 74° 43.685′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties. Marker is on Water Street West (County Highway 2) 0.1 kilometers west of Pitt Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in Lamoureux Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3P2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founding of Cornwall (a few steps from this marker); War of 1812 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Rev. John Strachan in Cornwall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Right Reverend John Strachan (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Cornwall Grammar School (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Glengarry Fencibles
Wideview of Cornwall Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
2. Wideview of Cornwall Canal Marker
(approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The French Presence in Cornwall (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Captain Samuel Anderson (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Also see . . .  Seaway History - Cornwall Canal. (Submitted on May 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Another complimentary marker near Cornwall Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
3. Another complimentary marker near Cornwall Canal Marker
The Cornwall Canal remained in use for over 100 years. It consisted of a series of locks which carried boats 18.5 kilometers around the rapids. It was upgraded in 1881 with a new entrance and later a drydock facility. Power drawn from the canal attracted textile and paper mills. The canal was an important shipping centre until the completion of the seaway in 1959.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 171 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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