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Chambly Canal: general information

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Chambly Canal

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  • Type of destination: National Historic Site
  • Location of destination: Canada - Québec
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The Chambly Canal, which opened along the Richelieu in 1843, played a leading role in the Quebec forest products industry and in shipping these products to the burgeoning United States market.
For over a century, heavily loaded barges travelled the Canal, a distance of about 20 km. The nine locks allowed the barges to bypass rapids and overcome a considerable difference in levels between the Chambly basin and the Upper Richelieu.
Today, this former communications route is used by pleasure boaters ...
The Chambly Canal, which opened along the Richelieu in 1843, played a leading role in the Quebec forest products industry and in shipping these products to the burgeoning United States market.
For over a century, heavily loaded barges travelled the Canal, a distance of about 20 km. The nine locks allowed the barges to bypass rapids and overcome a considerable difference in levels between the Chambly basin and the Upper Richelieu.
Today, this former communications route is used by pleasure boaters and tourists.
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The Chambly Canal, which opened along the Richelieu in 1843, played a leading role in the Quebec forest products industry and in shipping these products to the burgeoning United States market.
For over a century, heavily loaded barges travelled the Canal, a distance of about 20 km. The nine locks allowed the barges to bypass rapids and overcome a considerable difference in levels between the Chambly basin and the Upper Richelieu.
Today, this former communications route is used by pleasure boaters ...

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