Photostory #190: People and Events in the News:Canadian Highlights of 1958

Gar Lunney , Newton's , Public Works , Malak , Federal News , Ontario Hydro
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
December 26, 1958
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
The dramatic flooding on July 1st of 20,000 acres along the north shore of the St. Lawrence to form part of the new 100 square mile Lake St. Lawrence, headpond for the adjoining U.S.-Canadian generating stations at Cornwall, was the fulfilment of a 30-year dream to develop power in the International Rapids Section of this river. Submerged beneath the artificial lake are all or part of 8 communities from Iroquois to Mille Roches and some 225 farms. Relocation involved the shifting of 6,500 people and 525 homes as well as the construction of 477 new buildings, railways and highways, in surrounding townships.