The Saint Lawrence River in Montreal

By Natalie Grant, USA, October 2011

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The city of Montreal sees the nearby meeting of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, and the city’s port sits on the river gateway that travels from the Great Lakes and opens up into the Atlantic Ocean – specifically, through the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, which is one of the world’s largest estuaries. The Saint Lawrence River is 744 miles long and now marks a small portion of the international boundary between Canada and the U.S., but what role has it played in the continent’s history?

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