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The McCord Museum
The Museum Team
Exhibition and a Book for Rediscovering
the Lachine Canal
September 10, 2002 — The Honourable Sheila Copps,
Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced the
inauguration of the exhibition entitled Navigating on the
Lachine Canal 1825-1960, in collaboration with Mr. George
MacLaren, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the McCord
Museum. A book entitled The Lachine Canal: Riding the Waves
of Industrial and Urban Development, 1860-1950 was also
launched during a ceremony held at the McCord Museum on
the occasion of the World Canals Conference 2002.
a keystone of the Canadian network of waterways, the Lachine
Canal also played a prime role in the development of Canada's
manufacturing industry. I am delighted to witness this
partnership between the McCord Museum, Les éditions du
Septentrion and Parks Canada for presenting the public with
this important page from the history of Canada," declared
jointly by Parks Canada and the McCord Museum, Navigating
on the Lachine Canal 1825-1960 is an exhibition that
narrates the highlights of navigation on the Lachine Canal
from the time of its opening until the inauguration of the St.
Lawrence Seaway. "The McCord Museum is pleased to be
joining forces with Parks Canada for this project," says
George MacLaren, Chairman of the Museum's Board of Trustees.
"Not only is it an opportunity for us to display some of
the Montreal-related treasures from our collections, it also
allows us to be a part of the celebrations surrounding the
reopening of the Canal."
Lachine Canal: Riding the Waves of Industrial and Urban
published by Septentrion in English and French versions, is an
outgrowth of the research conducted by Parks Canada during the
Lachine Canal revitalization project. It covers the various
impacts of the construction of the canal on the industrial and
economic development of the greater Montreal area and Canada.
initiative connects Canadians to our roots, to our future and
to each other.
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