East and West Hawkesbury Townships, Ontario, Canada
Including the Towns of Hawkesbury and Village of Vankleek Hill
Also, the Carillon Dam and Canal
and the three Grenville Canals on the Quebec side

New March 27, 2021:

Oil Barge on the Grenville Canal in 1930
Picture Source: The Ottawa River Canal System, by Normand Lafreniere, Parks Canada, National Historical Parks and Sites Branch, 1984, ISBN 0-660-11553-0, page 60. Keywords: Argenteuil County Historical Society
Oil Barge in the Grenville Canal, 1930

March 7, 2021: These two pictures describe lumbering on the Lower Ottawa River. They are from page 157 of volume 1 of the book Picturesque Canada, The Country As It Was and Is, ISBN 55521-224-7, Wellfleet Press, New Jersey, 1988.
Lower Ottawa Steamer Lumbering

February 8, 2021: Note: ... created by the Royal Engineers at Chatham, Quebec which was a Township in Argenteuil County, Quebec until the 1980's. These soldiers were likely involved in building the Grenville and Carillon Canals in the 1820's. See https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argenteuil_County,_Quebec_Genealogy November 25, 2020:
Original Lock Number 1 of the Carillon Military Canal, 1914
Picture Source: The Ottawa River Canal System, by Normand Lafreniere, Parks Canada, National Historical Parks and Sites Branch, 1984, ISBN 0-660-11553-0, page 29. Keywords: Argenteuil County Historical Society
Lock Number 1 at Carillon, 1914

March 9, 2020: Text Block Source: Page lxxiv in The Upper Ottawa Valley to 1855, by Richard Reid, ISBN 088629-061-9 Keywords: Canoeing, Philemon Wright
Text Block time before the Carillon Dam

March 6, 2021: These two texts best describe the three Grenville Canals and they are from page 155 of volume 1 of the book Picturesque Canada, The Country As It Was and Is, ISBN 55521-224-7, Wellfleet Press, New Jersey, 1988.
Grenville Canal Text 1
Grenville Canal Text 2

January 27, 2020: Keywords Oka, Long Sault, Carillon Rapids, Chute a Blondeau, Long Sault Rapids, Fur Trade Source for this text is Footnote 29, page 46 in the book William E. Logan's 1845 Survey of the Upper Ottawa, by Charles H. Smith and Ian Dyck, 2007, Canadian Museum of Civilization, ISBN 978-0-660-19662-6.
Text Block about the creation of the Carillon dam from 1830

January 31, 2020: Ottawa River Canals and the Defence of British North America, by Robert Legget, 1988, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-5794-2. The photograph next is from page 176 of the above book.
Carillon Canal Portage Railway

February 1, 2020:
Barge on Carillon Canal, transporting sand and gravel From the Book Ottawa River Canals and the Defence of British North America, by Robert Legget, 1988, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-5794-2
Barge in Carillon Canal

March 29, 2011:
Map Source: McGill University Digital Atlas Project, 1879 Map showing Hawkesbury Village in 1881, Ontario, Canada
Map showing Vankleek Hill Village in 1881, West Hawkesbury Township, Ontario, Canada
March 29, 2019:
Here is a terrific book: William E. Logan's 1845 Survey of the Upper Ottawa Valley, by Charles H. Smith and Ian Dyck. This book was published by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in 2007, ISBN 978-0-660-19662-6. The book transcribes Sir William Logan's diary and notes written in 1845 when he made an epic trip along the Ottawa River from Lachine to Lake Temiskaming. Lots of detailed maps and information on early settlers. The following drawing is from his book. The following picture is from page 45. Drawing by Sir William Logan at Carillon Dam in 1850
September 18, 2012:
Source for text below: History of the Counties of Argenteuil, Quebec and Prescott, Ontario, page 564 Vankleek Hill was founded by Simeon Vankleek, a Dutchman from New York State, USA. He was a United Empire Loyalist (UEL) Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada



March 6, 2014: As early as 1879, there was a canal and a dam located between what are now the villages of Carillon, Quebec and Pointe Fortune, Ontario on the Ottawa River. See map below and the photograph:
Map Source: McGill University Digital Atlas Project
Carillon Dam, Ottawa River, 1879 map
March 21, 2019:
Photo Source below: History of the Counties of Argenteuil, Quebec and Prescott, Ontario, by C. Thomas, page 163 Carillon Dam, Ottawa River, in 1850

Photo Source below: Ottawa Waterway, Gateway to a Continent, by Robert Leggett, page 236
Construction of the Carillon Dam, Ottawa River

April 16, 2019: Here is the major book for researching canals on the Ottawa River: The Ottawa River Canal System, by Normand Lafreniere, Parks Canada, National Historical Parks and Sites Branch, 1984, ISBN 0-660-11553-0. During the time of Samuel de Champlain, the fur traders, the logging industry and the steamboats, this set of rapids presented a major obstacle to travellers on the river. The most recent dam was constructed beginning in 1959. At that time, an early canal (see map) was shortened and there is only one lock on the canal today. Here is a wonderful photograph taken by Ian White in 2013:
Carillon Dam, Ottawa River, Photo taken by Ian White, 2013
February 2, 2020:
Overview photo of Carilon Dam From the Book Ottawa River Canals and the Defence of British North America, by Robert Legget, 1988, page 204 University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-5794-2, keywords Point Fortune / Pointe Fortune
Overview photo of the Carillon Dam

March 17, 2019:
Source for the following text image is History of the Counties of Argenteuil, Quebec and Prescott, Ontario, by C. Thomas, Montreal, 1896, page 191. Carillon Dam, Ottawa River, Text Block

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March 12, 2019:
Charles Hamilton, from Hawkesbury, First Anglican Bishop of Ottawa Photo Source: Anglicanism in the Ottawa Valley, edited by Frank A. Peake, page 45 Charles Hamilton, First Anglican Bishop of Ottawa, Canada keywords: Protestant Churches, lumbering industry

The View from a Steamer heading west towards the Carillon Dam Source: Picturesque Canada page 155, Volume 1
November 11, 2019:
Carillon Dam text from Picturesque Canada

November 21, 2020:
20. The steamer Duchess of York at Carillon 21. Locomotive which Carried Passengers from Carillon to Grenville
Source: The Ottawa River Canal System by Normand Lafreniere, Environment Canada, 1984, ISBN 0-660-11553-0, page 62. Two photos at the Carillon Dam Keywords: Ottawa River Navigation Company

February 7, 2021: Picture Source: Ottawa Waterway: Gateway to a Continent, by Robert Legget, University of Toronto Press, 1975, ISBN 0-8020-2189-I, page 230. Keywords: Broad Gauge Train at Carillon on the Ottawa River
Broad Guage Train at Carillon Dam



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