Did you know ...
the Grenville Canal on the
Ottawa River in , Canada, was built as an alternative military supply route after the Grenville, Quebec War of 1812?
in the 1800s,
claimed to have the largest wooden Chichester, Quebec locks in Canada, built as part of a scheme to encourage boat travel on the upper Ottawa River?
, started as a Sheenboro, Quebec trading post on the Ottawa River and has retained its character as a "Little Corner of Ireland"?
, the largest island in the Allumette Island Ottawa River, was once called One-Eyed Island because Algonquin chief Tessouat had only one eye?
More interesting facts on Ottawa River
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Question 1: As it does to this day, the river played a primordial role in
life of the ________
people, who lived throughout its watershed at contact.
Question 2: However, only one band of Ottawa, the Kinouncherpirini or
Keinouch, ever inhabited the ________.
Question 5: Fossil remains of marine life have been found in marine ________ formed during that time.
Question 6: In 1832, following
the ________, the
Ottawa River gained strategic importance when the Carillon Canal
Question 7: Together with the Rideau Canal, the Carillon Canal was
constructed to provide an alternate military supply route to Kingston
bypassing the route along the Saint Lawrence River.
Question 8: Large numbers of Canada Geese, ducks, ________ and shorebirds take advantage of spring flooding and
wetlands in the Ottawa River valley during migration.
Question 10: Following the retreat of the glaciers from the area at the
end of the last ice age, the
valley was flooded by an arm of the ________ known as the Champlain Sea.