On July 1, 1958 the St Lawrence Seaway flooded out 6,500 people & inundated 10 communities, some over 200 years old. For 50 years the murky water hid their roads, foundations, bridges & much more.

With water clarified by the zebra mussel the communities have reappeared.

The first formal Sunken Villages exhibition was at Canvas Gallery, in Toronto, ON in 2010. The next is scheduled for Sept 2013 at the Marianne Van Silfhout Gallery in Brockville, ON, Canada at St Lawrence College.

Sunken Villages St Lawrence River

Church Yard Lost Villages D1121076
Boat Wake Lost Villages D1040136
Two Buildings Lost Villages D11207858
Lost Villages Woodlands C2530928 16.3x10.826rs10r50t0s75r1.5t3 8bit wmk flt
Bike Path Lost Villages D1121481
Lost Villages Wales C2530853
Lost Villages Aultsville C2531048
Lost Villages D1040228
Lost Villages Santa Cruz C2530900
Church Yard Lost Villages D1121076
Boat Wake Lost Villages D1040136
Two Buildings Lost Villages D11207858
Lost Villages Woodlands C2530928 16.3x10.826rs10r50t0s75r1.5t3 8bit wmk flt
Bike Path Lost Villages D1121481
Lost Villages Wales C2530853
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Downtown Aultsville N 44.57.15 W 75.01.42 Aultsville Ontario Canada

for more: the Sunken Villages project has its own website

sunkenvillages.com

LOUIS HELBIG aerial art photography

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