Lachine in Montréal (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
Lachine: Gateway to the Northwest
Lachine: porte des «Pays-d’en-Haut»
The St. Lawrence River’s Sault-Saint-Louis rapids constitued (sic) an impassable barrier. Until a canal was built, canoes and bateaux had to set out from Lachine to…
• explore the west of the country,
• conduct the fur trade
• defend the territory.
“… never, Champlain exclaimed in 1603, had I seem such a furiously raging torrent of water… “
Les rapides of Sault-Saint-Louis constituent un obstacle infranchissable sur le Saint-Laurent. Tant et aussi longtemps que le fleuve n’est pas canalisé, canots et «batteaux» doivent partier de Lachine pour…
• explore l’Ouest du pays,
• exercer le commerce des fourrures,
• défendre le territoire. «(…) jamais, s’écrie Champlain en 1603, je ne veis un torrent d’eau desborder avec une telle impétuosité comme il fait (…).»
Erected by Parks Canada / Parcs Canada.
Location. 45° 25.902′ N, 73° 40.526′ W. Marker is in Lachine, Quebec, in Montréal (region). Marker is on Boulevard Saint-Joseph just from 12 Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1255 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Lachine, Quebec H8S 2M2, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers The Hudson’s Bay Company in Lachine (here, next to this marker); Lachine Massacre (here, next to this marker); Frances Anne Hopkins (a few steps from this marker); Robert Cavelier de la Salle (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Lachine Canal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); A Wonderful New Addition (approx. half a kilometer away); An Upstream Battle (approx. half a kilometer away); Full Steam Ahead (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lachine.
More about this marker. This monument is opposite the Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site building and across the Lachine Canal, near the footbridge, Prom Pète Marquette.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.