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Chambly Canal, Chambly

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The Chambly Canal is a National Historic Site of Canada in the Province of Quebec, running along the Richelieu River past Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Carignan, and Chambly. Building commenced in 1831 and the canal opened in 1843. It served as a major commercial route during a time of heightened trade between the United States and Canada. Trade dwindled after World War I, and as of the 1970s, traffic has been replaced by recreational vessels.It is part of a waterway that connects the Saint Lawrence River with the Hudson River in the United States. Lake Champlain and the Champlain Canal form the U.S. portion of the Lakes to Locks Passage.The Canal has 10 bridges—8 of which are hand operated—and nine hydraulic locks. Draft: 6.5ft Clearance: 29ft Canal Length: 12km Dimensions of smallest lock: 110x Passage time: 3 to 5 hours
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  • July 26, 2017
    Canada Park people who work at the locks are happy to answer questions. The locks are still open as at the time--by hand.
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  • July 14, 2017
    The lock and canal were needed to move traffic around the rapids in front of the fort. Imagine completing a project like this with only hand tools and livestock. No power tools! The need to pay to par...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    With the Richelieu River and its Rapids all ready of fort Chambly, I think that this site is very interesting and must-see for visitors.
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