Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday Finds

Starts with I

The first will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second and third will be different each time.
Hosted by Friday Finds and this is V4 or round 4!!!

Also playing along at ABC Wednesday

Eh to Zed

For this round of the alphabet I am going to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday by showcasing towns across the county.
To date I've been in the Maritimes, Ontario with my letters. We will get to some other provinces further down the alphabet.

This week I had to hunt out the letter I on a road trip to Montreal!!! And it was a very educational visit.

Iroquois ON

The Iroquois Section of the St. Lawrence Seaway
Construction: 1954 to 1958

Across the river is the US.

There were two major projects undertaken near the village of Iroquois.

Iroquois and Point Iroquois, Summer 1955

First there was a new river control dam which was built across the river from Rockway Point, located on the north shore of New York State, directly across from the town, to Point Iroquois.

Secondly, there was a new lift lock built at Point Iroquois to bypass the control dam.

Both projects were begun shortly after the legislation was signed in 1954. The other major associated project was to move the entire village back from the edge of the river (out of the flood area).

This tanker was waiting his turn, going west.

Clearing the lock, going east.

Finally his turn.

BOWL saw this in a store and really "desired" it but resisted!

DESIRE or is it love?


  1. ...I learned something new about Point Iroquois, thanks!

  2. How about a little of both? (Love and Desire) Thank you for your St. Lawrence River trek. I'd love to take a river boat on it and stop off at Point Iroquois for a day. We liked all the locks going on a River boat from Moscow, Russia, to St. Petersburg. I'm sure we'd enjoy this cause we like both Montreal and Quebec City.
    Thank you,

  3. Such interesting history in you Friday's Hunt post. I would have desired the bowl, too.

  4. Thank you for the education on Iroquois! I learned a lot. I don't think I would have managed the ability to resist that bowl...the desire would have been too strong! Sunflowers were the theme at our wedding so I have a real fondness for them.

  5. What an interesting tour of Iroquois. I have enjoyed seeing the locks on the Mississippi River. Amazing how they do that. Love the bowl! Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Sorry to be so late in visiting.

  6. Some amazing infrastructure in that area.

  7. Interesting to see Iroquois Pt. the year I was born! Glad you got to see a ship going through the locks. There were locks on the Monongahela River not far from where I lived, but I never saw anything go through. That is a delightful sunflower bowl, my daughter would love it.


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