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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 Trade dwindled after World War I, and as of the 1970s, traffic has been replaced by recreational vessels.It is part of a waterway that connects the Saint Lawrence River with the Hudson River in the United States.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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  • the chambly canal is a place or the whole family can go and visit you can see very nice boat and sailboat pass and the world are highly
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  • The Chambly canal is very long and a super nice bike path runs along this channel. The locks are small but allows. Our boats traverse
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  • This place offers a nice pathway for walking, jogging and biking beside Richelieu River as well as an interesting part of Canadian history. In addition to that nearby businesses provide an opportunity...  more »

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