Deux-Rivières in Renfrew County, Ontario — Central Canada
Rapids of the Upper Ottawa
For over two centuries the Ottawa River was part of the main canoe route to the West. Some of the river's most spectacular and dangerous rapids were located immediately downriver from here: the Rapide de la Veillée, the Trou and the Rapide des Deux Rivières. Further on lay the legendary Rapide de la Roche Capitaine. In 1800 the explorer Daniel Harmon counted fourteen crosses commemorating voyageurs who had drowned in its swirling waters. By 1950, with the construction of the Des Joachims generating station, these rapids and their portages had been submerged in the dam's headpond, Holden Lake.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Location. 46° 15.175′ N, 78° 17.255′ W. Marker is in Deux-Rivières, Ontario, in Renfrew County. Marker is on Dunlop Crescent 0.1 kilometers north of Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 17), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located just off the road in a small parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Deux-Rivières, Ontario K0J 1R0, Canada.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.