Coteau-du-lac (HM1JWY)

Location: Coteau-du-Lac, Québec J0P 1B0 Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Country: Canada

N 45° 17.25', W 74° 10.662'

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From 1778 until the mid-19th century Coteau-du-Lac was the site of a British military post which defended the passage and facilitated the transportation of supplies along the St. Lawrence. It was of strategic importance to the defence of Canada during the American Revolution and during the War of 1812 when its fortifications were added to strengthen its position. In addition to the supply depot and fort, one of the earliest locks in North America was constructed here in 1779-80 on a canal which was in continual use until it was superseded by the Beauharnois Canal in the 1840s.

De 1778 jusqu'au milieu de 19ième siècle, Coteau-du-Lac fut le site d'un poste militaire britannique qui défendait le couloir et facilitait le transport des marchandises sur le fleuve St-Laurent. Il fut un point stratégique pendant la Révolution américaine et pendant la Guerre de 1812, alors qu'on le fortifia pour améliorer sa position. En plus d'être un dépôt d'approvisionnement et un fort, Coteau-du-Lac fut le site d'un des plus anciens canaux à écluses en Amérique du Nord. Construit en 1779-1780, ce canal a été utilisé jusqu'au moment où il fut remplacé par le canal Beauharnois, au cours des années 1840.
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564484 N 5015217
Decimal Degrees45.28750000, -74.17770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.25', W 74° 10.662'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 15" N, 74° 10' 39.72" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 308 Chemin du Fleuve, Coteau-du-Lac Québec J0P 1B0, CA
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