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Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

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*Lachine was a city on the Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada. It is now a borough within the city of Montreal. wiki/ Lachine,_Quebec

...From the wharf at Montreal we take the steamer which is to carry us up the Ottawa to our destination at the Capital. We proceed for the first eight and a half miles along the Lachine Canal amid scenery tranquil and uneventful as that of a Dutch village. Along the level banks are occasional trees and houses, whose general appearance is scarcely such as to indicate the neighbourhood of Canada's wealthiest city. Before us the canal extends mathematically straight, for the most part on a higher level than the surrounding fields, so that sometimes we can peep into the top-storey windows of the houses as we pass. Every now and then we are delayed by a lock, of which we encounter five on our way to Lachine...

At Lachine it will be well to land and stroll awhile amid the scenery of this quiet suburb of the great city, with its reminiscences of Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle, and its association with so many vicissitudes in the history of the heroic and saintly founders of New France. In the words "La Chine" we have a record of the belief common to so many American explorers, from Columbus downwards, that through America lay the highway to the Orient, a belief which the increasing facilities of communication with the Pacific Coast will yet redeem from the list of delusions. Lachine is a quaint and picturesque old town, of some 4000 inhabitants ; the houses with tall, steep gables, dormer windows and square stone chimneys ; the streets gay with visitors from Montreal, a considerable number of whom reside during the summer months at Lachine, whence they come and go to their places of business in the city by the railway. Nestling among trees of immemorial growth are the parish church, and the convent, amid its high-walled gardens. The former is a handsome edifice, whose twin spires, gracefully decorated, rise high above the surrounding streets. The style is that modification of Renaissance-Gothic which the French brought from Europe, and on which French Jesuitism—the Jesuitism of the Martyrs, not of the political intriguers — has impressed the character of its glorious traditions.

Before the canal was built, Lachine was a place of greater commercial importance than at present ; it was then the trading emporium for Montreal, to which was conveyed all the merchandise from the Western centres, and even the cargoes of skins and furs which the trappers of the Hudson's Bay Company had collected during the winter...

Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84), Pages 143-144

Lachine (La Chine)
A city on the south side of Montréal Island, north of the Lachine Rapids. (45.44N/ 73.68W) Named by the early explorers who were searching for a way to China (La Chine in french). On several old maps, Lachine was shown as the area east of the Lachine Canal, now called Lasalle. The present Lachine was then called Upper Lachine. ~qcchatea/ placenames/

Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

Église des Saints-Anges de Lachine
1400, rue Saint-Joseph, Lachine, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
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Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

Pensionnat des Soeurs de Ste-Anne a Lachine, built around 1888

Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

Bridge at Lachine

Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

Old Windmill at Lachine, P. Que.

Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

Stoney Point, Lachine, P.Q.

Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

St Joseph Street, Lachine.

Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

View of Lachine Locks

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1535 - October 2 - Jacques Cartier
visits the Iroquois town of Hochelaga; legend says he proclaimed "What a royal mountain," ("Quel...Read MORE...

1676 - established
Lachine, originally named Saint-Sulpice, was a vast domain granted to Robert Cavelier de La Salle...Read MORE...

1678 - Église des Saints-Anges de Lachine established at Lachine
1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake...Read MORE...

1719-20 – Maison Jean-Gabriel Picard (5430 boulevard Saint-Joseph, Lachine) built. It is one of Lachine's two oldest houses. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ 1719_in_Canada
1817 - July 17 - Construction begins on the Lachine Canal; completed eight years later. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_17
1821 - July 2 - Lower Canada takes over Lachine Canal building from private company todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_2
News  1823 - Blown Away
On Tuesday last, a labourer on the Lachine Canal, having lighted the train to a hole filled with...Read MORE...

News  1825 - 700 Irish Arrive
Montreal, June 18. - On Thursday the Lady Sherbrook and Quebec steam boats brought from Quebec...Read MORE...

1832 - The Parish of Lachine,
by a regulation made Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, comprises 2...Read MORE...

It is our painful duty to announce a calamity unprecedented in extent in British North America,...Read MORE...

MONTREAL, an island of Lower Canada, at the confluence of the Grand Ottawa river with the St....Read MORE...

CHINE (La). or LACHINE, a village of Lower Canada, on the N side of the rapid called the...Read MORE...

1862 - April 14 - Ice dam causes St Lawrence River rapidly to overflow its banks, inundating one-quarter of Lachine and old Montreal with river water 24 feet deep. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ April_14
LACHINE, an incorporated town in Jacques Cartier co., Que., on Lake St. Louis, and on the G. T. R., ...Read MORE...

News  1876 - Fatal Fire at Lachine, Quebec.
LACHINE, July 21. - A large building used by Mr. Stouge for boat-building, burned last night, with...Read MORE...

News  1881 - Chief Joseph Onaskeurat Dies
Joseph Onaskeurat, chief of the tribe of Oka Indians, who died the other day near the Lachine...Read MORE...

1885 - Canadian Towns which are Infected
The State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following...Read MORE...



1906 - Église de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens established at Lachine
1910 - Église du Très-Saint-Sacrement established at Lachine
Lachine, a town of Jacques Cartier co., Quebec, on Lake St. Louis, opposite Caughnawaga, and on the ...Read MORE...

Lachine, Qué, City, pop 40 222 (2001c), 39 910 A (1996c), 35 266 (1991c), area 17.83 km2, inc 1907, ...Read MORE...

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