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By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2014
A canal excavated in the rock Marker
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — A canal excavated in the rockUn canal creusé dans le roc
English: The point at Coteau-du-Lac is formed by superimposed layers of dolomite (rock containing lime and magnesium). The British military used various excavation techniques to build a canal at this spot. In general, they removed the . . . — Map (db m83819) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — A canal that must be preservedUn canal à protéger
English: The Canadian Parks service has a mission to preserve certain sites that bear witness to the history of our country and to the accomplishments of our ancestors. Of exceptional historic and archaeological importance, the Coteau-du-Lac . . . — Map (db m83817) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — A dry canalUn canal à sec
English: Located at the confluence of the Delisle and St. Lawrence rivers, the point of land at Coteau-du-Lac was originally surrounded by water. However, with the construction of hydroelectric dams and the St. Lawrence Seaway, the . . . — Map (db m83794) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — A strategic site / Un lieu stratégique
English: During the American Revolution, Governor Haldimand decided to establish a supply centre at Coteau-du-Lac, since it was well situated on the line of communication between Montréal and the Great Lakes. As early as 1779, blockhouses, . . . — Map (db m83771) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — A supply centre / Un poste de ravitaillement
English: Even before the canal was constructed, Coteau-du-Lac was used as a supply centre for goods being shipped to the Great Lakes posts. In 1779, two storehouses were built on the site: one was reserved for general merchandise, while the . . . — Map (db m83770) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — A very busy canalUn canal très fréquenté
English: Although the Coteau-du-Lac canal was built primarily to accelerate the transport of troops and military supplies to the forts around the Great Lakes, it was also used for commercial purposes. Traffic through the canal, which . . . — Map (db m83798) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — Adapting the canal to new needsUn canal qui évolue
English: The settlement of Loyalists in Upper Canada after the American Revolution led to a substantial increase in trade between Upper and Lower Canada in the early 19th century. Since merchandise was transported mainly by water, the . . . — Map (db m83799) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — Changes in the landscapeUn paysage modifie
English: The construction of hydroelectric dams and the St. Lawrence Seaway in the 1950s caused the water level of the river to fall by about 2.5 metres. At the eastern end of Lake Saint-François, dams, sluicegates and the . . . — Map (db m83850) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-lac — Coteau-du-lac
English: From 1778 until the mid-19th century Coteau-du-Lac was the site of a British military post which defended the passage and facilitated the transportation of supplies along the St. Lawrence. It was of strategic importance to the . . . — Map (db m82178) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — Destination: Great Lakes / Destination: Les Grands LacsCoteau-du-Lac: Supply Post / Coteau-du-Lac: Centre de ravitaillement
English: During the American War of Independence, Frederick Haldimand, Governor of the Province of Quebec, had a supply post built at Coteau-du-Lac, given the site’s strategic location between Montreal and the Great Lakes. As early as . . . — Map (db m83768) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — North blockhouse / Le blockhaus nordTemporary officers’ quarters - North storehouse / Le logement temporaire des officiers - L’entrepôt
English: These masonry features are the remains of the north blockhouse built by the British army during the American Revolution (1775-1783). Erected to protect the canal, this building was also used as a barracks and as a storehouse for . . . — Map (db m83769) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — The “rigolet” canalLe canal rigolet
English: Since the “batteau” was difficult to portage, the French has to find another means of getting this heavy boat past the rapids. As a result, they constructed a “rigolet” canal at Coteau-du-Lac in the 18th . . . — Map (db m83846) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — The construction of the canalLa construction du canal
English: The construction of the canal at Coteau-du-Lac began in the summer of 1779. William Twiss, Commanding Royal Engineer of the British army, was in charge of the project. Most of the labourers who worked on the canal were . . . — Map (db m83820) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — The Coteau-du-Lac rapidsLes rapides de Coteau-du-lac
English: The St. Lawrence River abounded with rapids between Montréal and Kingston, especially in the stretch between Lake Saint-Louis and Lake Saint-François, where a series of “cascades” made navigation impossible. Of all the . . . — Map (db m83849) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — The Durham boatLe bateau Durham
English: Of American origin, the Durham boat was introduced into Canada in around 1810. Since it was a flat-bottomed, shallow-draught vessel, it could be used in rapids, and shoal without running aground. It was equipped with an oar that . . . — Map (db m83796) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — The First InhabitantsSur les trances de premiers occupants
These three markers, located in close proximity, deal with early habitation at Coteau-du-Lac. Marker One: English: Coteau-du-Lac: A site visited for thousands of years Over 7,000 years ago . . . — Map (db m83868) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — The first lock canal in North AmericaLa premier canal à écluses en Amérique du Nord
English: Captain William Twiss, Commanding Royal Engineer of the British army, initiated and supervised the construction of the Coteau-du-Lac canal. This canal was intended to reduce the amount of time it took for . . . — Map (db m83822) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — The War of 1812 - 1814La guerre de 1812 - 1814
English: With the development of lighter artillery, the art of warfare underwent important changes in the second half of the 18th century and early 19th century. Sudden, rapid manoeuvers (sic) began to replace the slow and stationary siege. . . . — Map (db m83767) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — What is a lock canal?Qu’est-ce qu’un canal à écluses?
English: A canal is an artificial waterway designed to improve navigation on a river or other watercourse. A lock is a water-filled chamber with gates and sluices which allows vessels to travel between bodies of water that are located at . . . — Map (db m83818) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — Why a canal at Coteau-du-Lac?Pourquoi un canal à Coteau-du-lac?
English: Plans to launch an invasion of Canada during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) brought to light a major weakness in the country’s system of defence. At the time, the St. Lawrence River was the only line of supply for the . . . — Map (db m83823) HM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — Worth Defending! / Mission: Parry Any Land-based MovementsUne place à défendre! / Mission: Empêcher les mouvements terrestres
This marker has material on both sides Side A: English: Worth Defending! Coteau-du-Lac: A Strategic Site The War of 1812 changed Coteau-du-Lac’s defensive role. It was no longer simply a supply post. . . . — Map (db m83792) HM

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