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Gatineau River: Then and Now

Lower Gatineau River from the air in 1926 and 1997

Set 7 - The Gatineau River at Kirk's Ferry (Click on images for additional details)

In the THEN photo, notice the agricultural land on both sides of the river, which was about to be flooded. The core of the village of Kirk's Ferry was also about to be flooded.

This photo shows the four routes that existed prior to the flooding. Starting at the riverbank and moving inland, they are the old River Road, Highway 11, the old CPR right of way, the new CPR right of way, and the newly constructed road that today is Route 105.

On both images, we can see Mont Cascades (upper right corner) and the mouth of Blackburn Creek (lower right corner; snow-covered in the NOW picture).

Then image (click)
Kirk's Ferry
Village of Kirk's Ferry with train
See also annotated image

Now image (click)
Kirk's Ferry
Village of Kirk's Ferry today


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