On the map of our heritage walking tour, the reference number of  this structure is 6

Navigation on the Ottawa River is intimately linked to the history of L'Orignal and its surrounding. The landing, built in 1856 by engineer William Lendrum, was extended by 1300 feet 5 years later. This was the longest wharf between Ottawa and Montreal.

L'Orignal became a maritime port where ships could stop, moor and embark or disembark passengers and merchandise. A stagecoach transported passengers to and from the Grand Hotel in Caledonia Springs, a few kilometers south-west of the village.

The wharf was demolished in 1940 and dynamited in 1962 when the Carillon Dam was built. The Township of Champlain now operates a marina for the benefit of owners of pleasure crafts and fishermen.

Municipal Office

948 Pleasant Corner Road east
Vankleek Hill, Ontario
Tel.: 613.678.3003

Fom Monday to Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

The office is closed between
12:00pm and 1:00pm


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