Photographer's Note

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
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To all of you I wish a merry Christmas,to be with your love ones and through TE,bring peace to the world by making it smaller.Every small gestures will bring a great world to live in.
Take care all of you

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