Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Trip to Venise-en-Québec 5.Fort Lennox, Canals

This is the last post for this particular trip. It predates the critter release, but I was so excited by the aforementioned event.

I've split our two-day trip up into 5 parts, as Québec is quite different.
There are lots of forts dotted across the St. Lawrence, and these big rivers constituted transportation systems in the early parts of colonialisation. Of course, First Nations knew the beauty and power of the rivers. White settlers exploited it for the fur, timber and agricultural opportunities.

Fort Lennox - Sadly it was closed for the season. It was a bit of a detour, but there you go! As is typical, it was built for the was between the US and England.


Here is Fort Lennox, seen overhead on the island. Note the canals!

This is a really interesting system of canals in a couple of spots along the river. I had no idea they were there. Tiny lots, with neighbours head to tail. I guess the opportunity of having your sailboat off your dock must have been great.

What was really interesting were the canals. Yes, in Quebec!
Then there is Saint Zotique!

Saint-Zotique is a Quebec municipality, located about 45 minutes west of Montreal . It is named for Saint Zoticus of Comana . The Saint Lawrence River and Lake St. Francis and along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor , the most populated area in Canada .



DUTA said...

Almost everywhere, in the course of history, settlements were established near a river, a lake, or the seashore. Nowadays with all the tzunamis and crazy floodings, people start to have second thoughts about living near a body of water.

Gill - That British Woman said...

the lure of living on the waterfront!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Yup, everyone want's to be 'on the water' YAM xx

William Kendall said...

Wonderful shots! I've heard of Fort Lennox, but have never been there.

Nancy J said...

Walk down the lawn and there is your boat, launch, sailing dinghy and more, Beautiful place, lovely photos and great explanations.

Red said...

Beautiful area with a rich history.