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Aug 22, 2011 - Upper Canada Village

Today we visited the Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg. The St Lawrence Seaway and Power Project was a massive project in the 1950s to improve the St Lawrence River as a transportation route for large ocean vessels and to generate hydroelectricity. The project involved flooding 20,000 acres of land and several small villages in order to create a "head pond" called Lake St Lawrence. The Upper Canada Village was created as part of the project to preserve a number of the architectural and historical buildings. The buildings were moved to...

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Sep 19, 2010 - Upper Canadian Village

On Sunday we crossed the International Bridge to Canada and headed North along the St. Lawrence. We stopped at the Battle of the Windmill. Originally it was an windmill but later was turned into a lighthouse. Now it is maintained by a local group. In the 1820's and 30's Canada was a British colony and was ruled by a small number of elites. A segment of Upper and Lower Canada wanted a democratic form of government. They were opposed by those who feared radical reform and the loss of British connections. The clash between the ruling elite...

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Sep 8, 2005 - Upper Canada Village

Today we visited the Upper Canada Village . The heritage village depicts life in the 1866. The village was established between 1958 and 1961 as part of the St. Lawrence Seaway project. The Seaway required the permanent flooding of ten communities in the area, known as The Lost Villages. Many of the buildings in Upper Canada Village were transported directly from the villages to be flooded. There are over 40 buildings including several working mills( wollen mill, grist mill and sawmill) and trade buildings.(blacksmith, tinsmith, cabinet...

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