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Encyclopedia > Iroquois, Ontario

Iroquois is a community of 1,200 located on the Saint Lawrence Seaway between Brockville and Cornwall, Ontario, just east of the Thousand Islands and an hour south of Ottawa. The Saint Lawrence Seaway in its broadest sense is the system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. ... Brockville (2001 population 21,375, metropolitan population 44,741) is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) • Land 917,741 km² • Water 158,654 km² (14. ... 1000 Islands near Ivy Lea, Ontario The Thousand Islands are a chain of islands that straddle the U.S.-Canada border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canadas Location. ...


Iroquois is the site of the Iroquois control structure, a dam that resulted in the impounding of a 50 kilometre (30 mile) stretch of the St. Lawrence River during the construction of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. An artificial lake, Lake Saint Lawrence, now extends from a hydroelectric dam at Cornwall to the control structure at Iroquois, and replaces the formerly narrow and turbulent section of river that was impassible to large vessels. It replaces, in part, the Long Sault Rapids. The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Saint Lawrence Seaway in its broadest sense is the system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. ...


In creating the lake, the town of Iroquois and ten other communities were flooded. Iroquois was relocated about 1.5 kilometres north rather than being abandoned. There was an international design competition in 1954 to design the new town. Famed Canadian-British architect Wells Coates was among those who submitted redevelopment concepts. Wells Wintemute Coates (1895 - 1958), architect, designer and writer. ...


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  • Seaway Photo

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