This is a nostalgic anthology composed of selections from histories, tales of travel, fiction, poetry, letters and...

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LIGHTS ON THE ST. LAWRENCE

This is a nostalgic anthology composed of selections from histories, tales of travel, fiction, poetry, letters and reminiscences concerned with the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding area. Excerpts recall the ""Great Waterway of Canada"" -- its beauty and power; the St. Lawrence Lowlands, which stretch from Quebec City 600 miles west to Detroit; ""Those who came first"" -- Jacques Cartier, Champlain, the Jesuit missionaries, Scottish Loyalist settlers; the exploitation of the area physically and militarily from the time of the first Canadian shipbuilding to the forthcoming St. Lawrence Seaway. In the Appendix devoted to this new project which will be a 1,200 mile channel reaching from Montreal to the head of the Great Lakes, the editor deplores the vast inundation which will be the result of the giant scheme and as one who has the St. Lawrence ""in (her) bones"" she regrets the disappearance of picturesque old settlements, historic sites. A lament done with loving care.

Pub Date: July 15, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Caxton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1958