Destination: Great Lakes / Destination: Les Grands Lacs

Destination: Great Lakes / Destination: Les Grands Lacs (HM1KRM)

Location: Coteau-du-Lac, Québec J0P 1B0 Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Country: Canada
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N 45° 17.271', W 74° 10.559'

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Coteau-du-Lac: Supply Post / Coteau-du-Lac: Centre de ravitaillement

English:
During the American War of Independence, Frederick Haldimand, Governor of the Province of Quebec, had a supply post built at Coteau-du-Lac, given the site's strategic location between Montreal and the Great Lakes. As early as 1779, blockhouse, palisades and abatis protected the canal and the post from a possible surprise attack by the American "rebels."

Explore the remains of the two storehouses built on the site in 1779-1780:
— the North storehouse (A), used for general merchandise (pork, flour, biscuits, nails):

— the South storehouse (B), initially intended for liquids such as rum, but soon used for storing provisions.
The two buildings were each two storeys high and together measured about 160 square metres. They were built next to the canal, to make it easier to load and unload vessels.
According to a 1780 record of supplies shipped from Lachine and Coteau-du-Lac to Carleton Island on Lake Ontario, nearly 900 trips were made by flat-bottomed "batteaux" via Coteau-du-Lac to transport provisions for 6,000 people stationed at various posts on the Great Lakes.

French:
À l'occasion de la guerre de l'indépendance américaine, le gouverneur de la colonie du Québec, Frederick Haldimand, fait aménager un centre de ravitaillement de l'armée britannique à Coteau-du-Lac, qui occupe une position avantageuse sur la route entre Montréal et les Grands Lacs. À partier de 1779, des blockhaus, des palissades et des abattis protègent le canal et les autres installations contre un éventuel coup de main des «rebelles» américains.
Découvrez les vestiges des deux entrepôts construits en 1779-1780, soit:
— l'entrepôt Nord (A),destiné aux marchandises générales (porc, farine, biscuits, clous):
— l'entrepôt (B), (magasin de la caserne), destiné d'abord aux marchandises liquides, tel le rhum, puis, rapidement aux vivres.
Les deux bâtiments comportent deux étages et couvrent ensemble un superficie de 160 mètres carrés. Ils sont construits en bordure du canal afin de faciliter le chargement des bateaux.
En 1760, d'après un état de provisions expédiées de Lachine et du Coteau-du-Lac à l'île Carleton (lac Ontario), Apres de 900 voyages de bateaux a fond plat transitant par ici avaient acheminé les denrées nécessaires à l'approvisionnement de 6 000 personnes réparties dans les différents postes des Grands Lacs.
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Date Added Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564619 N 5015257
Decimal Degrees45.28785000, -74.17598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.271', W 74° 10.559'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 16.26" N, 74° 10' 33.54" 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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