Your Memories of the Lachine Canal Revealed

Your Memories of the Lachine Canal Revealed

Parks Canada’s Lachine Canal National Historic Site and the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.

2010-2011
Detail of the project poster, Parks Canada, 2010.

"Back then, in winter, there were no refrigerators... My grandfather was an ice vendor. His name was William Bill Dickson."

Ice vendor

Local residents of the Lachine Canal as well as former workers of the industries along the Lachine Canal were invited to share their memories of the Canal, the neighborhood or their work in the industries. This initiative presents a series of excerpts from interviews conducted as part of a partnership between Parks Canada’s Lachine Canal National Historic Site and COHDS, whose participation was funded by the Canada Research Chair in Public History. The Canal audiowalk developed by COHDS is a further step in this ongoing collaboration with Parks Canada.

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