Montreal Spring Thaw @ Lachine Canal National Historic Site

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”

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The Lachine Canal is a canal passing through the south-western part of the Island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, running 14.5 kilometres from the Old Port of Montreal to Lake Saint-Louis, through the boroughs of Lachine, Lasalle and Sud-Ouest.

The canal gets its name from the French word for China (La Chine). The European explorers dreamt of finding a route from New France to the Western Sea and there on to China, and hence auspiciously the region where the canal was built was named Lachine.

(from Wikipedia)

 

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All photos were taken in late March 2008. As you can see it was tee-shirt weather. As I write this blog @ 11.00 PM April 2, 2013  Environment Canada is recording the weather in Montreal @ –1 Celsius . . . supposedly  rising to +8 tomorrow . . .  followed on Thursday by possible snow flurries.  In Montreal,  you never know when spring will awaken? But when she does,  she “puts the spirit of youth in everything!”

 

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Spring 1969 – ‘Bed In for Peace’ – John & Yoko with Prime Minister Pierre Eliot Trudeau

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