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The St. Lawrence Waterway Project: From Colonial Canals to the Seaway
The 1959 opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway forever changed Quebec’s geographic, economic, and political landscapes. It was one of the great engineering projects of the 20th century, displacing more than twice as much earth as the building of the Suez Canal did a century before. But the Seaway was not just a post-war initiative. Inter-governmental discussions for the St. Lawrence Waterway Project dated back as far as the 1890s. Historical researcher and Quebec Heritage News contributor Mark Gallop traces the remarkable centuries-old quest to send ocean-going vessels into North America's interior. With a focus on geography and biography, this tale will be told through the diverse and driven personalities who worked to reshape the rivers and lakes of Quebec and beyond.

Feb 16, 2023 01:30 PM in Montreal

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