we live in Bromont which is about 50 mins or so from Montreal....sort of due east ...Eastern Townships area...ive mapped most of photos ive taken just look around im hard to miss..dukem991 is everywhere well not quite but getting there slowly one area at a time
I did a bit of visiting but not much as I was late on my schedule. I did took a picture of Taillon's Hotel, a classical border landmark. I will try to manage more next time around.
It is clear that this barricade is far frombeing the Berlin Wall. It only prevents vehicle from crossing. However, there must be camera and sensoss as well.
For about 500 meters it does align but after that the road goes inside Canada.
I'm actually an the end of the road which end in someone garden. It was never an official crossing but long ago you could cross everywhere and report to a station inland.
As a note this road was used on May 25, 1870 bu the Fenians and they were defeated by canadian militia.
My memory is not that good. Border stations will fly their flags at half mast if former presidents or members of congress die, or if an INS or Customs officer is killed in the line of duty. Also state governors can call for the lowering of flags.
Sounds like a road trip for one of us...although I think you are closer...next time I go to Jay Peak I'll have to drive along the Slide Road.
You are right. Onthe other side, the French communities will have a more obvious center, a dense nucleus around the Church
When go out of the village, it morphs into a string of farm at regular interval instead of the clusters on English building in hamlet, usualy where two roads intersects.
It has to do with our piece of lands where handout to colonist under the French and English regime ("rang" vers township)
This is a commonly photographed building because of the huge boundary marker right by the front door. I recall seeing a picture of it (and it's owner at the time) in the 1983 book about the US-Canada border "Lakes Peaks and Praries".
Pegase1972, you have really added to your photo library this year! Good to see I am not the only one who enjoys poking around the border. That Lineboro border station photo really threw me - I didn't know it was still there.