Long Sault was a rapid in the St. Lawrence River west of Cornwall.
The Long Sault created a navigation barrier along the river for much of its history, necessitating the construction of the Moses-Saunders Power Dam, part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, in the 1950s as the size of ships and the volume of shipping traffic along the river began to exceed the capacity of the area's canal locks.
The construction, in part, required the flooding of a large swath of land near the rapids, both to facilitate a hydroelectric dam and to make the rapids area more navigable. The flooded region includes Ontario's Lost Villages.
The town of Long Sault, Ontario and the Long Sault Parkway both take their name from the rapids.
... were moved to the new planned communities of Long Sault and Ingleside ... A museum in Ault Park near Long Sault is devoted to the Lost Villages, including several historic buildings salvaged from the communities ... points of land in the flooded area remained above water as islands, and are connected by the Long Sault Parkway ...
... Carillon, being located at the foot of the Long-Sault rapids on the Ottawa River, has a long history ... New France from attack by the Iroquois during the Battle of Long Sault, according to tradition ... level by over 62 feet (19 m) at Carillon, flooding the rapids of Long-Sault and transforming them into calm water ...
... The Ottawa River had long been used by natives, explorers, coureur des bois, and missionaries ... It was originally called "Long Sault", taken from the name of the rapids on the Ottawa River at this place ... From 1884 on, Long Sault became an important stopover for colonists traveling upstream to Lake Timiskaming, leading to the construction of a hotel, wharfs, stores, and ...
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