Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | March 30, 2017

Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, St. Lambert Lock, Montreal.

From left to right:  Madame L. Chevrier, Lionel Chevrier, Prime Minister Lester Pearson, Mrs. M. Pearson attending the opening ceremonies of the St. Lawrence Seaway on June 26, 1959.

This photograph was one of many generously donated to the Museum by the Chevrier Family.

This is one of many photographs depicted in the new publication by Quarry Press – THE LIVING RIVER – SECRETS OF THE ST. LAWRENCE – from Montreal to Cornwall to Prescott, authored by Lor Pelton and Ian Bowering, and available through Quarry or in person at the Cornwall Community Museum for $30.  Info. Ian10@bellnet.ca.  The museum is open Wed. to Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

This 220 page book has more than 150 photographs and more than 80 pages dedicated to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Lost Villages, drowned in its creation.

 

 

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in a cavalcade in Iroquois as part of the Seaway opening ceremonies.

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