Last week I posted a photo of an inaccessible stretch of east side waterfront and got all kinds of outraged comments saying that I was not accurately portraying Montreal’s riverside.
A tough current meant that few boats could pass beyond de Lorimier (the old prison was named for this current). Consequently, industry and port activity were concentrated in the East End and eventually along the Lachine Canal. The riverside in Verdun and Lasalle remained relatively pristine.
Photo taken April 10th 2009.