Monday, July 7, 2008
The Lachine Canal (yes, again!)
Having walked along part of the Canal, biked along it to Atwater Market, and driven over it in the car...we decided it was time to see it from the water. We took a "tourist" boat from Marche Atwater for a 2 hour cruise (not 3 hours...no Gilligan or Mary Ann). We had an excellent guide from the Canada Park Service who possessed a lot of knowledge and alot of maps and pictures to help with telling the history of the Canal. It was a small group and except for being hot (and forgetting to wear sunscreen) it was a delight. We got to go through the St. Gabriel Locks (Lock 3) and motored as far as the Peel Basin near the Port of Montreal. Here are some pictures from the trip (more on my flickr site).