Catherine Chandler's Poetry Blog

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Lost Villages


By government decree, the Ontario, Canada villages of Mille Roches, Moulinette, Wales, Dickinson’s Landing, Farran’s Point and Aultsville; the hamlets of Maple Grove, Santa Cruz and Woodlands; and the farming community of Sheik’s Island were inundated on July 1, 1958 for the sake of the St. Lawrence Seaway and an international hydroelectric project. These communities are known collectively as “The Lost Villages”.

Jim Brownell, President of the Lost Villages Historical Society, has offered to publish my pantoum, "The Lost Villages: Inundation Day" in the late-October issue of the Lost Villages Newsletter.  Once it has been published, I will reproduce it here on the blog.

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