A canal that must be preserved

A canal that must be preserved (HM1KSM)

Location: Coteau-du-Lac, Québec J0P 1B0 Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Country: Canada
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N 45° 17.26', W 74° 10.552'

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Un canal à protéger

English: The Canadian Parks service has a mission to preserve certain sites that bear witness to the history of our country and to the accomplishments of our ancestors. Of exceptional historic and archaeological importance, the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Park is an example of the kind of site that must be protected. Its structural features and other remains are unique and non-renewable.
Abandoned in the middle of the 19th century, the canal at Coteau-du-Lac was excavated by archaeologists in the mid-1960s. Later, measures had to be taken to prevent the canal from deteriorating. In 1986 and 1987, the Canadian Parks Service took steps to protect the canal against the devastating effects of freezing and thawing. The work done at the time greatly modified the original appearance of the canal.


Protecting the Canal
The plan presented below shows the various measures taken in 1986 and 1987 to preserve the canal at Coteau-du-Lac. With its wooden sides and gravel bottom, the canal that you see today is quite different from the original construction.
The photograph gives you a good idea of what the canal looked like before the preservation work.

French:
Le Service canadien des parcs a pour mission de conserver certains lieux qui témoignent de l'histoire de notre pays et des réalisations de nos ancêtres. Le parc historique national de Coteau-du-lac est l'un de ces lieux privilégiés. Site historique et archéologique. exceptionnel, il renferme des vestiges rares, uniques et non renouvelables.
Abandonné au milieu du 19ᵉ siècle, le canal de Coteau-du-lac fut déblayé et fouillé par des archéologues au milieu des années 1960. Par la suite, il a fallu intervenir pour contrer sa dégradation. Ainsi, en 1986 et 1987, le Service canadien des parcs a éffectué divers travaux visant à protéger le canal contre l'action dévastatrice du gel et du dégel. Ces travaux ont cependant modifié sensiblement l'aspect originel du canal.

La protection du canal
Le plan presenté ci-dessous schématise les différentes interventions faites au canal de Coteau-du-lac en 1986 et 1987, dans le but d'en assurer la conservation. Avec ses parois de bois et son fond de gravier, tel que vous le voyez aujourd'hui , le canal diffère passablement de ce qu'il était auparavant.
Par ailleurs, la photo ci-contre, nous donne une bonne idée de ce qu'était le canal avant ces travaux.
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HM NumberHM1KSM
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Placed ByParks Canada / Parcs Canada
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Date Added Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564628 N 5015237
Decimal Degrees45.28766667, -74.17586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.26', W 74° 10.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 15.6" N, 74° 10' 33.12" 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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