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 MSN Encarta - St. Lawrence (river)
Lawrence Seaway, a system of canals, locks, and dredged channels built to allow the passage of oceangoing vessels, the St. Lawrence River serves as a major water route to the interior of the United States and Canada, linking the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.
The main tributaries of the St. Lawrence are the Ottawa, Saint-Maurice, and Saguenay rivers from the north, and the Richelieu, Saint-François, and Chaudière rivers from the south.
The river remained in French hands during the 17th and 18th centuries, when it served as the main route of the fur trade, transporting pelts from the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Valley for shipment to Europe.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570826/St_Lawrence_River.html   (766 words)

  
 St Lawrence River
St Lawrence River, grand river and estuary, which together with the GREAT LAKES forms a hydrographic system that penetrates 3790 km into N America.
In geological terms, the St Lawrence is a young river, whose bed is a deep gash in the Earth's crust exposed some 10 000 years ago as the glaciers receded.
The route of the explorers and main axis of NEW FRANCE, the river figured prominently in Canada's early history, and it remains the focus of settlement for much of the province of Québec.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007094   (299 words)

  
 St. Lawrence River
For Quebecers, the St. Lawrence River is the heart of Québec and thus of profound importance.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the St. Lawrence was thought to be relatively safe from pollution, but by the end of the 1970s, despite its impressive flow, the river was no longer effective at diluting the wastewater discharged into it.
An overview of the state and evolution of the St. Lawrence River was produced under the State of the St. Lawrence Monitoring Program, developed and implemented under Phase III of the St. Lawrence Vision 2000 Action Plan (SLV 2000).
www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca /eau/flrivlac/fleuve_en.htm   (655 words)

  
 Marcel Granger — St. Lawrence River
Lawrence to a bay of the great river that he had just begun to explorer - a river of central importance to Canada's very existence and growth.
The St. Lawrence, which is 1197 kilometres long, is the 14th largest river in the world, and the second only to the Mackenzie River in this country.
The river proper stretches from Lake Ontario at a point near Kingston to the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Sept-Iles.
www.lino.com /~marcelg/flest_an.htm   (191 words)

  
 Saint Lawrence. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The river’s principal tributaries are the Richelieu (linking the St. Lawrence with Lake Champlain and the Hudson River), St. Francis, Ottawa, St. Maurice, and Saguenay rivers.
The St. Lawrence River is an important source of hydroelectric power; one of the world’s largest facilities is the Beauharnois power plant near Montreal.
The river’s valley is an agricultural region; potatoes, grains, hay, vegetables, and dairy cattle are raised.
www.bartleby.com /65/st/StLawr.html   (423 words)

  
 Manhattan article - Manhattan Hudson River boroughs City New York 2000 St. Lawrence County - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Manhattan is the name of an island alongside the lower Hudson River and also of one of the five boroughs that form the City of New York.
It occupies the whole of Manhattan Island, surrounded by the East River, the Harlem River, and the Hudson River.
Marble Hill was originally part of Manhattan Island; but the Harlem River Ship Canal, dug in the late 19th century to improve navigation on the Harlem River, separated it from the remainder of Manhattan, and eventually the part of the original Harlem River channel separating Marble Hill from the Bronx was filled in.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Manhattan   (1259 words)

  
 The ST. LAWRENCE RIVER "Great Canadian Rivers"
From the heart of a continent to the coast of an ocean, from sweet water seas to salt water shores, the course of the mighty St. Lawrence River is also the course of Canadian history.
On St. Lawrence's Day in 1535, Jacques Cartier gave the saint's name to one small bay near the river's mouth, but by 1600, it was used to describe the entire river.
Atlantic sturgeon, the largest fish in the St. Lawrence, have been known to live for up to 60 years, reach 4.5 metres in length, and weigh up to 360 kilograms.
greatcanadianrivers.com /rivers/stlawer/stlawer-home.html   (275 words)

  
 Saint Lawrence River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the late 1970's, the river was the subject of a successful environmental campaign (called "Save the River"), originally responding to planned development by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The campaign was organised, among others, by Abbie Hoffmann, who at the time was on the run under the pseudonym of Barry Freed.
Annotated Bibliography on St. Lawrence County and Northern New York region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saint_Lawrence_River   (591 words)

  
 Great Lakes Areas of Concern: St. Clair River
The St. Lawrence River water currents in the Massena area are such that inplace and downstream pollutant deposition are the primary concerns.
The primary use impairment in the St. Lawrence River at Massena AOC is "restrictions on fish and wildlife consumption".
Implementation of the St. Lawrence River at Massena RAP is a dynamic process that incorporates plans and actions to provide periodic update reports as knowledge of the use impairments, location of sources and effectiveness of remedial action implementation advances.
www.epa.gov /glnpo/aoc/stlawrence.html   (6842 words)

  
 Attractions in Québec: St. Lawrence River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The St. Lawrence Rivers cuts through Québec, lapping at the shores of 14 of the province's 20 regions.
In the gulf, where you can barely see one bank from the other, the St. Lawrence is commonly called "la mer," or "the sea!" The estuary, where the water is somewhat salty, welcomes whales and other large marine mammals every summer.
And for succumbing to the bewitching river islands, seabirds, seals and numerous whales...
www.bonjourquebec.com /anglais/attraits/fleuve   (323 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
simple:Saint Lawrence River The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent), originally Kaniatarowanenneh ("big waterway") in Mohawk, is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.
The river includes Lac Saint-Louis south of Montreal and Lac Saint-François at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec.
The first European to navigate the St. Lawrence was Jacques Cartier, who also claimed New France for Francis I.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/saint_lawrence_river.html   (270 words)

  
 DEC Fishing the St. Lawrence River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The lower section of the river, from the Iroquois Dam to the Moses-Saunders Power Dam near Massena, is referred to as Lake St. Lawrence, created with the construction of the Seaway in 1959.
Lake of the Isles on Wellesley Island is known as the largemouth hot spot for the St. Lawrence River.
Since it is a large river, it is a good idea to carry a set of navigational charts of the area you will be fishing and to have a marine radio or cell phone on board in case of emergencies.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/reg6/dfwmr/stlawrvr.html   (1701 words)

  
 Sportfishing in the St. Lawrence River
Studies show that the contamination level of fish from the St. Lawrence River has declined considerably since the 1970s, although certain chemical contaminants are still detected.
Fish caught in the St. Lawrence River can be consumed without danger, provided the recommendations of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs du Québec and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec are respected.
Lawrence Vision 2000 – Exploration of the Health Impacts of Fishing in the St. Lawrence among the Urban Poor (Montreal)
www.qc.ec.gc.ca /CSL/inf/inf021_e.html   (645 words)

  
 Plan of Study - St. Lawrence River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The levels and flows of the St. Lawrence River in the vicinity of Montreal can be significantly affected by discharges from the Ottawa River, particularly during the spring freshet.
Lawrence River Board of Control (herein referred to as the "Board of Control") consisting of an equal number of representatives of Canada and of the United States, shall be established by this Commission.
The Authority to be established pursuant to the provisions of the St.
www.ijc.org /php/publications/html/pos/ann4e.html   (6495 words)

  
 The St. Lawrence River and PCBs
The waters that drain from Lake Ontario to the St. Lawrence River carry a myriad of wastes discharged from U.S. and Canadian industries and municipalities located within the Great Lakes drainage basin, including airborne contaminants transported and deposited into the basin from throughout the world.
During the 1950s, segments of the St. Lawrence River were dredged and a vast network of locks and dams were created to provide international shipping access to the Great Lakes.
Dredging of contaminated sediments from the St. Lawrence River and tributaries may therefore result in the release of large quantities of PCBs, exposing area residents to these compounds as they breathe the air.
www.albany.edu /sph/sf/history.html   (953 words)

  
 Le Fleuve
It is a long river flowing from Lake Ontario through Montreal to the estuary in the province of Quebec, ending with the Island of Newfoundland.
However, my diving is in the section of river between Kingston and Cornwall, which also is part of the St.
Lawrence Seaway which takes ocean going vessels to the Great Lakes; this provides us with some interesting boat traffic to contend with as this photograph from Prescott Docks shows.
www.magma.ca /~rgwood   (1140 words)

  
 The St. Lawrence Seaway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The St. Lawrence Seaway is one of the world's most comprehensive inland navigation system.
The St. Lawrence Seaway generates around 40,000 jobs and 2 billion dollars of annual personal income, but its most significant contribution is related to the cargo it handles, supporting a vast array of industries (see the Port System section).
The St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes are thus mainly used to ship heavy raw materials and limited general cargo traffic occurs past Montreal (a major container port).
collections.ic.gc.ca /stlauren/econ/ec_consslseaway.htm   (1792 words)

  
 Jacques Cartier: explorer of the St. Lawrence River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Proceeding northward, Cartier passed through the Straits of Belleisle, entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and landed at Gaspe, where, on the 24th July, he erected a cross, surmounted by a fleur-de-lys, to commemorate his advent on the coast.
Like their countrymen of the south on the arrival of Columbus, the red men of the St. Lawrence were alarmed by the firing of artillery; and as its thunders reverberated among the surrounding hills, a feeling of mingled terror and astonishment took complete possession of their minds.
The adventurers wintered in the St. Charles River, and continued to be treated with apparent kindness and hospitality by the Stadaconians, who had, fortunately, laid up abundant stores of provisions.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Great_Republic_By_the_Master_Historians_Vol_I/jacquesca_bi.html   (1528 words)

  
 Cruise Lawrence River St   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Construction of the project was authorized by Canada in 1951 and by the United States in 1954.
The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority was charged with construction and maintenance of required facilities in Canada; the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation was responsible for facilities in the United States.
Hydroelectric facilities were integrated with the project and developed and operated by the Power Authority of the State of New York and the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
www.bartleby.com /65/st/StLawrSwy.html   (322 words)

  
 St. Lawrence River and Seaway
The St. Lawrence River and Seaway is of vital geographic and economic importance to the Great Lakes system, connecting the lakes to the Atlantic Ocean and providing navigation to deep-draft ocean vessels.
Approximately 800 miles (1,287 km) long, the St. Lawrence River can be divided into three broad sections: the freshwater river, which extends from Lake Ontario to just outside the city of Quebec; the St. Lawrence estuary, which extends from Quebec to Anticosti Island; and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which leads into the Atlantic Ocean.
To allow vessels to pass through the river and in and out of the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, a massive American-Canadian navigational project, was begun in 1954 and completed in 1959.
www.great-lakes.net /lakes/stlaw.html   (819 words)

  
 About St. Lawrence River Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Above is Harold V. Owens, my grandfather, and the first of four generations of St. Lawrence River island visitors in our family who grew to love and admire the great river.
It was a world always dominated by the river, its storms, its calm moods, its dangers, its wildlife, and because the islands were always so primitive, I was always curious about how life must have been hundreds of years ago.
As with all great rivers in the world, it is bigger and more enduring than people, capable at any moment of killing us or beguiling us with its beauty, charm, and serendipity.
www.vsa.cape.com /~powens/aboutisland.htm   (696 words)

  
 The St. Lawrence River: Gateway to North America
Recognized today as one of the main gateways to the North American continent, the St. Lawrence waterway, which stretches a distance of 3700 km from Cornwall, Ontario, to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, was shaped over time.
Construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and its seven locks would transform the river into a massive worksite during the 1950s.
Today, the guaranteed depth in the waterway is 12.5 m downstream of Quebec City, 10.7 m between Quebec City and Deschaillons, 11.3 m to Montreal, and 8.2 in the St. Lawrence Seaway, upstream of Montreal.
www.qc.ec.gc.ca /csl/inf/inf045_e.html   (618 words)

  
 Dr. Yapa's Homepage - St. Lawrence River Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The model is an integrated part of the St. Lawrence River Oil Spill Preparedness Plan and is used by the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
This river system is complex in many ways: the total river system length is over 300 miles; the rivers have many meanders; the system has many navigation Locks that make the simulation difficult.
This model is part of the St. Lawrence River Oil Spill Preparation Plan.
people.clarkson.edu /~pdy/lawrence.htm   (381 words)

  
 CTV.ca | Chinese crab discovered in St. Lawrence River
The single St. Lawrence mitten crab discovered in September now has a new home in a tank in the Aquarium du Quebec in Quebec City.
De Lafontaine said the crab found in the St. Lawrence is probably not the only one in the river, but he does not know if a breeding population has been established.
Hieb suggested the cold water of the St. Lawrence may hinder population growth.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1102272939139_6/?hub=Canada   (741 words)

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