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The Old Bridge Canal Lachine

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Built in the 1820s to bypass the Lachine Rapids, primarily for the fur trade. this canal was the economic heart of the city of Montreal for more than a century.

More than 1500 men, the majority of the Irish, worked on its construction.

It had to be widened twice and built locks, bridges and railways for the purposes of industrialization, which required handling and circulation by trains and boats.

It was definitively closed towards the 1960s, since a sea route opened in 1959 on the south shore. Nevertheless, it remains a historic site that is part of the Montréal heritage.

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