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Lachine

(ləshēn`), city (1991 pop. 35,266), S Que., Canada, on Montreal island, at the east end of Lake St. Louis just SW of Montreal. Its industries include iron and steel foundries and the manufacture of tires, electrical appliances, and electronics. Lachine was first settled in 1675 and in 1689 was the scene of a battle between the French and the Iroquois. The city is the southwest terminal of the Lachine Canal, connecting Lake St. Louis with the St. Lawrence River at Montreal. Constructed between 1821 and 1825 (later enlarged) to bypass the Lachine Rapids of the St. Lawrence, the canal has been superseded by the St. Lawrence Seaway canals.
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The expansion of the Lachine Canal was undertaken to increase the capacity, and thus the profitability, of Montreal's harbour.
Focusing of course on suburban relocation, we learn much about the geography of manufacturing--for example, the stability of printing and publishing in the Central District; the migration north of clothing enterprises within Jewish neighbourhoods; the specialized metal-working and textile firms drawn to the hydraulic energy of the Lachine Canal; or the large firms in search of space that contributed to the diversification of the East End.
He loved to recall his childhood in Lachine, where the kids spoke French, Ukrainian, Yiddish, and the English they were beginning to pick up in the street.
Cet article trace la morphogenese de l'un des berceaux de l'industrialisation canadienne : le corridor du canal Lachine a Montreal.
I wish I'd had five students with me," said Sue Winn, chair of the Anglican Church of Canada's eco-justice committee and a high school principal in Lachine, Que.
Over seven hundred died at Quebec; 3,330 at Lachine, and 3,048 at various points in Ontario, not including Toronto.
She knows first-hand how controversy can turn into division--she was present at the 1996 General Assembly that reversed the ordination of Darryl MacDonald, a gay minister in Lachine, Que.
This article provides for the first time relevant data that allows a detailed comparison of housing types, values, tenure and occupations of French Canadians, English Canadians and immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe, and for the cities of Montreal, Lachine, Outremont, Verdun and Westmount, between 1921 and 1951.
In a case study of Saint-Ann ward between 1851 and 1871, it is shown that the Lachine canal was a powerful magnet attracting large-scale, technologically-advance industries.