A supply centre / Un poste de ravitaillement

A supply centre / Un poste de ravitaillement (HM1KRN)

Location: Coteau-du-Lac, Québec J0P 1B0 Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Country: Canada
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N 45° 17.247', W 74° 10.567'

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English:
Even before the canal was constructed, Coteau-du-Lac was used as a supply centre for goods being shipped to the Great Lakes posts. In 1779, two storehouses were built on the site: one was reserved for general merchandise, while the other was designed for liquid merchandise, such as rum.
The supply system developed at this time made it possible to gain several days in the spring, when provisions were needed by the more distant posts, which generally ran out of stock by early June. During the fall and winter, merchandise was transported over land routes were loaded onto "batteaux", which carried them to Carleton Island at the eastern tip of Lake Ontario. From there, the goods were transferred onto larger ships which brought them to their final destination.
Goods for far-away posts on the Great Lakes
The two storehouses built at Coteau-du-Lac were three stories high and covered a surface of 160 square metres. In 1780, the storehouses used for general merchandise held pork on the ground floor, flour on the second floor and biscuits in the attic.
According to the balance sheet for provisions shipped from Lachine and Coteau-du-Lac to Carleton Island in 1780, nearly 900 trips were made by "bateau" to transport the goods needed to supply 6,000 people stationed in various ports on the Great Lakes.

French:
Avant même la construction du canal, Coteau-du-lac devient un centre de ravitaillement destiné à l'expédition des marchandises vers les postes de Grands Lacs. En 1779, deux entrepôts y sont construits: l'un était réservé à l'entreposage des marchandises générales tandis que l'autre était destine aux marchandises liquides, tel le rhum.
Le système d'approvisionnement développé à l'époque permettait de gagner plusieurs jours au printemps, alors que les postes les plus éloignés épuisaient généralement leurs provisions dès le début juin. Durant l'automne et l'hiver, les merchandises étaient transportées par voie de terre depuis Montréal jusqu'a Coteau-du-lac. Au printemps, ces provisions étaient chargées sur des «batteaux» qui assuraient la navette jusqu'à l'île Carleton, à l'entrée du lac Ontario. De là, elles étaient transbordées sur de plus gros navires qui les acheminaient vers leurs destinations définitives.

Des marchandises destinées aup post éloignés des Grands-Lacs.
Les deux entrepôts construits à Coteau-du-lac couvraient une superficie de 160 mètres carrés et comportaient 3 niveaux. En 1780, l'entrepôt réservé aux marchandises générales contenait du porc au rez-de-chaussée, de la farine à l'étage et des biscuits au grenier.
D'après le bilan des provisions expédiées de Lachine et de Coteau-du-lac vers l'île Carleton en 1780, près de 900 voyages de «batteaux» ont 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 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564609 N 5015213
Decimal Degrees45.28745000, -74.17611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.247', W 74° 10.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 14.82" N, 74° 10' 34.02" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 308 Chemin du Fleuve, Coteau-du-Lac Québec J0P 1B0, CA
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