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Galop Canal
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created by Emperor Wang on 12/2/2005 1:18 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 5/7/2021 12:09 AM
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A 7 mile long historic canal along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River between Johnstown and Iroquois, Ontario.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information

Cardinal, Ontario
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  •  Hazards
  • Water
  •  Interesting Features
    Remains of the historic canal, including locks at Cardinal and Iroquois. While you're in the neighbourhood, check out the Seaway locks at Iroquois, and the grain elevator at Prescott.
     Security Measures
  • None
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1846
    Closed: 1958
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    Camera, binocs if you're into boat watching
    1846: Originally built 9 feet deep with 200 foot locks.
    1898: Enlarged to 14 foot depth, locks extended to 270 feet.
    1958: Closed and partially inundated with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
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     Future Plans
    The Galop Canal Revitalization Project is working to rehabilitate the canal as a recreation and tourism destination.

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    Galop Canal
    Thu, Dec 1st, 2005
    posted by Emperor Wang
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    Fri, Dec 2nd, 2005
    posted by Emperor Wang
    5 pictures

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    Galop Canal, 1985
    Fri, Dec 2nd, 2005
    posted by Emperor Wang

    Galop Canal, 1906
    Tue, Dec 4th, 2007
    posted by Emperor Wang
     Web Links
    Saint Lawrence Canal History article by James Gilmore. Lots of details about Canadian historic canals and the ships that used to ply them.

    The Canals of Canada article by Nobel E. Whitford. Covers all of the historic Canadian canals.

    A map produced by the Power Authority of the State of New York, showing this part of the St. Lawrence River before and after the Seaway works of the 1950s. More details can be found in this historic gallery for the Cornwall Canal.

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    Photography 5 / 10
    Coolness 3 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 5/7/2021 12:10 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 7 21 at 0:10, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 7 21 at 0:09, Emperor Wang changed the following: Web Links
  • on Jun 28 10 at 19:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 28 10 at 19:05, Emperor Wang changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Sep 22 08 at 2:48, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Sep 22 08 at 1:59, Greg created a new gallery
  • on Sep 4 08 at 12:36, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 4 08 at 5:46, Greg moved this gallery out of this location
  • on Sep 4 08 at 5:43, Greg added some pictures to a gallery
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