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The blockhouse lit by the setting sun.
Some historical fact about this park.
At the time of the colony,rivers were the highways of the time and the rapids of Coteau-du-Lac were a major roadblock.The drop was 25.6m on less than 13 km.a very turbulent passage.
The canoe was adapted to the rapids but came the era of flat-bottom boats that required the construction of a "rigolet" which consisted of a rock embankment set out about three metres parallel to the shore, thus forming a shallow yet navigable corridor.
During the American war of independence(1775-1783),the British build a fortified canal in 1779 to 1881.Thus the FIRST lock canal in North America was built.It was 100m long and 2.5m wide.and a draft of 80 cm.and there was 3 locks for a drop of 2m.
A view of the rapids
source park Canada at phttp://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/coteaudulac/natcul/natcul1_e.asp

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