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The stlawrencepiks site presents results from our interests in history and digital photography, with emphasis on the St. Lawrence region and the Morrisburg/South Dundas area where we live.

I have included photo galleries for each season of the year and for the historic & beautiful buildings around the community. I have also included galleries based on two of our other passions: Flowers and Food. I also added a Wild Life Gallery and a Boats Gallery - click on Galleries to see all the available selections.

Click on these historical sections of the stlawrencepiks site to see a pictorial presentation from the rich history of the region:

Seaway History

Pre 1958 Maps & Aerials

Morrisburg History

 

Virtual Tour of Old Morrisburg

Then and Now

 

NEWS

  20 September, 2017 - Morrisburg Lock 23 Under the St Lawrence River.

As observed by the St Lawrence Maverick from about 100 metres above the river.  Click Here for 28 pics (some look like abstract paintings) and 2 maps.
  23 August, 2017 - Iroquois Then & Now

Click Here
to see Maps and pictures comparing Iroquois before the Seaway Flooding and now.
  19 August, 2017 - The St Lawrence Maverick watches the  7am Morrisburg Renegade Bass Tournament Start from Morrisburg Dock.

To see 21 HD pics and the flight video of all boats taking off Click Here
    17 August, 2017 - Old Morrisisburg - A Larger Area

To see the same Ontario Hydro Map covering a larger area of the old village of Morrisburg before the Seaway flooding Click Here.
    13 August, 2017 - I am working on a new exciting Morrisburg History Project comparing Morrisburg before the Seaway Flooding in 1958 with the village as it is today. I acquired an old Ontario Hydro Map from the early 1950s giving a large scale presentation of the village as it was before the flooding (thank you Upper Canada Village Archives). It includes the locations of all the houses & other buildings that existed then.

Click here to see the maps & pics displayed full screen and in high definition.
  6 August, 2017 - The St Lawrence Maverick watches the  Morrisburg Tubie Race from the riverfront at Lakeshore Drive.

Click here to see the pics and the flight video displayed full screen and in high definition.
  29 July, 2017 - The St Lawrence Maverick watches the  CSL ST-LAURENT  passing Loyalist Park, heading upriver towards the Iroquois Locks.

Click here to see the pics and the flight video displayed full screen and in high definition.
  25 July, 2017 - The St Lawrence Maverick observes the Canadian Tall Ship EMPIRE SANDY  under sail, passing Mariatown & Loyalist Park  heading upriver towards the Iroquois Locks. 

Click here to see the pics and the flight video displayed full screen and in high definition.
  22 July, 2017 - The St Lawrence Maverick observes the passage of the Canada Flagged Self Discharging Bulk Carrier  JOHN D LEITCH as it goes by the Loyalist Park (Save Our Riverfront Parks) just west of Mariatown, South Dundas heading upriver towards the Iroquois Locks.

Click here to see the pics and the flight video displayed full screen and in high definition.
  21 July, 2017 - The St Lawrence Maverick observes the passage of the Malta Flagged Bulk Carrier PRIDE as it goes by the Duncan Park (Save Our Riverfront Parks) in Mariatown, South Dundas heading upriver towards the Iroquois Locks.

Click here to see the pics and the flight video displayed full screen and in high definition.
 

22 July, 2017 SPRUCEGLEN Approaches Iroquois Locks & Bass Boats Passing Cardinal.


I got up early to catch the Waddington Bass Tournament boats going through the Iroquois Locks. They cheated and went through the open dam gates. However, I did get some good shots of the CSL Bulk Carrier, SPRUCEGLEN, approaching the locks. I caught some of the Bass boats later, passing Cardinal.

 Click here to see 15 pics displayed full screen and in high definition.
    20 July, 2017 - First Flight of the St. Lawrence Maverick (Replacing the St Lawrence Phantom).

These pics are from my new Flying Camera - a DJI Mavic Pro. It is so much smaller than the DJI Phantom 3 and it fits nicely into my camera bag.  It  has all the capabilities of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional it is replacing (and more). I have christened it the "St Lawrence Maverick" (SLM).

The first flight was from above the Morrisburg Riverfront Path and incudes some great 360 views from different heights. Click here to see 9 pics displayed full screen and in high definition. 
  11 July, 2017 - The Federal Kushiro Passes Loyalist Park & Mariatown

Observing the Marshal Islands flagged Bulk Carrier FEDERAL KISHIRO as it goes through the Iroquois Locks. Then the St Lawrence Phantom catches it as it passes Loyalist Park and Duncan Park in Mariatown, South Dundas. Heading downriver to Montreal.

Click here to see 21 pics and the flights video displayed full screen and in high definition.
  5 July, 2017 - New HD Version of Old Morrisburg.

We have added a new high resolution version of the Virtual Tour of Old Morrisburg before the St Lawrence Seaway flooding in 1958. It includes an updated High Resolution Overlay of Insurance Maps from the 1930s & the 2017 Google Earth Satellite Image.
  4 July, 2017 - The Antigua Barbuda Flagged General Cargo Vessel BBC VOLGA Passes Mariatown & Loyalist Park

As observed by the St Lawrence Phantom on a beautiful summer morning on Independence Day. Carrying Windmill parts bound for Bay City, Michigan.  

Click here to see 23 pics and the flights video displayed full screen and in high definition.
 

4 July, 2017 - HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Pics & flight video from flight of the St Lawrence Phantom over the St. Lawrence River on a nice sunny early summer morning. With a special tribute to our close neighbors across the river in Waddington NY.

 We are looking forward to the fireworks display tonight!

Click here to see pics and flight video displayed full screen and in high definition.

 
    1 July, 2017 - HAPPY CANADA DAY! 

Pics & flight videos from flights of the St Lawrence Phantom over Earl Baker Park, Morrisburg, ON on a nice sunny early morning. Featuring: the gardens, the playground and the slashpad.

It is amazing what a special community of volunteers can accomplish!

Click here to see pics and flight video displayed full screen and in high definition.
  13 June, 2017 - Two For One at Loyalist Park. The St Lawrence Phantom observes the ALGOMA DISCOVERY and the G3 MARQUIS as they pass just west of Loyalist Park.

Click here to see pics and flight video displayed full screen and in high definition.
  13 June, 2017 - The St Lawrence Phantom observes the passage of the Canadian Flagged Bulk Carrier CSL BAIE COMEAU as it first goes by the Upper Canada Marina and then Loyalist Park, heading upriver towards the Iroquois Locks.

Click here to see pics and flight video from both locations displayed full screen and in high definition.
  9 June, 2017 - The St Lawrence Phantom observes the passage of the Canadian Flagged Bulk Carrier CSL ST LAURENT as it goes by the Duncan Park (Save Our Riverfront Parks) in Mariatown, South Dundas heading upriver towards the Iroquois Locks.

Click here to see pics and video displayed full screen and in high definition.
  8 June, 2017 - The C3 Canada POLAR PRINCE visits Cornwall as part of the Canada 150 Signature project. Canada C3 is on a 150-day expedition from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage.

Click here to see pics displayed full screen and in high definition. 
  7 June, 2017 - SLP with The River Institute  Wetlands Study.

Click here to see pics displayed full screen and in high definition.
  3 June, 2017 - The St Lawrence Phantom observes the passage of the Canadian Flagged Bulk Carrier ALGOMA EQUINOX as it goes by the Loyalist Park (Save Our Riverfront Parks) in South Dundas, just west of Morrisburg towards the Iroquois Locks.

Click here to see pics and videos displayed full screen and in high definition.
 

27 May, 2017 - High Res Photographs from the Ottawa Tulip Festival.

We were almost too late - many of the blooms were past their prime. These pics are from an area along the Queen Elizabeth Driveway across from Dows Lake.

Click here to see 16 flower pics displayed full screen and in high definition.
  27 May, 2017 - Observing the Canadian Flagged Bulk Carrier G3 MARQUIS Passing Mariatown. Flight from Duncan Park just West of Morrisburg (Save Our Riverfront Parks). 

Click here to see pics and videos displayed full screen and in high definition.
  12 May, 2017 - Observing the Canadian Flagged Cargo Vessel TECUMSEH Passing Mariatown. Flight from Duncan Park just West of Morrisburg (Save Our Riverfront Parks).

Click here to see pics and videos displayed full screen and in high definition.
    12 May, 2017 - Observing the Netherlands Flagged Cargo Vessel MUNTGRACHT Carrying Windmill Parts. Flight from Loyalist Park just West of Morrisburg (Save Our Riverfront Parks) on a Misty Spring Morning.  

Click here to see pics and videos displayed full screen and in high definition.
    09 &10 May, 2017 - Ship observing with the St Lawrence Phantom from the Duncan Park and Loyalist Park locations in South Dundas, Ontario.

Click here to see pics and videos displayed full screen and in high definition.
    6 May, 2017 - 2 South Dundas Watertfront Parks are under consideration for sale - I am very concerned because the Duncan Park in Mariatown and the Loyalist Park a bit further west on Lakeshore Drive are two of my most favourite places to take my camera & my flying camera (the St Lawrence Phantom drone) to capture content .

Click here for more details - incl. how you can help.
    10 April, 2017 - Observing the Bulk Carrier Algoma EQUINOX AND Bulk Carrier CSL NIAGARA. Flights from Lakeshore Drive in Morrisburg & Mariatown just West of Morrisburg.

Click here to see pics and videos displayed full screen and in high definition.
  3 April, 2017 - Observing the Bulk Carrier Algoma EQUINOX .

Flight from the Lakeshore Drive Loyalist Park just west of Morrisburg.

Click here to see pics and videos displayed full screen and in high definition.
  2 April, 2017 - Observing the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel GRIFFON.

Flight from Lakeshore Drive, Morrisburg Waterfront in the Evening. 

Click here to see pics and videos displayed full screen and in high definition.
    29 March, 2017 - Experimental Full Screen Pages
We have often been frustrated by the 1000 pixel limitation imposed by our web design template. This is a demonstration of using all the screen width available to display HD pics & videos. Click here to view.

We would love to hear your feedback & whether we should convert the whole site to this way of doing things (See Contacts to send us an email).
23 March, 2017 - The St Lawrence Phantom Observes the Canada Geese on the St Lawrence River Shore in Morrisburg.

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for pics & a flight video.
   
21 March, 2017 - The Canadian Flagged CSL St-Laurent passes Mariatown just west of Morrisburg - First Ships of the 2017 Season.

Includes some good shots of the St-Laurent displaying the Canada 150 Celebration Mural.

Also includes pics of the Oil/Chemical Tanker Algoscotia following just after the St-Laurent.

Click here for 15 pics & a short flight video.
   
19 March 2017 - SLP Test Flights

3 videos and 15 pictures from 3 test flights of the St Lawrence Phantom in preparation for the 2017 flying season. See the SLP in 2017 Gallery
   
12 March 2017 - Gathering Snow Geese on a cold sunny morning.

2 videos and 15 pics in the Wildlife Gallery.
 
3 March, 2017 - Contrast in 2014 & 2017 Winters.

One pic from 3 March, 2014 followed by five from this year.
 
13 February, 2017 - New Winter Pics.

I added eight pics to the Winter Gallery - a few unusual views.
 
12 February, 2017 - Churches of South Dundas.

Added 9 photographs of the churches of South Dundas - including a couple of more unusual pics of Lakeshore United. More to come later when the weather improves.
 
28 January, 2017 - Added pics to the Buildings Gallery.

Photographs of some of the beautiful vintage residences along Lakeshore Drive and First Street that survived the St. Lawrence Seaway flooding in 1958.
 
26 January, 2017 - Added pics to the Food Gallery.  
26 January, 2017 - Added pics to the Wildlife Gallery. 
16 January, 2017 - Refurbished St Lawrence Seaway History Section.


The refurbished St Lawrence Seaway History section of the Seaway History site is now available for viewing. You will find lots of pics and information about before the Seaway and the Seaway Construction.
   
16 January, 2017 - Refurbished Morrisburg History Section.

Morrisburg before the Seaway flooding in 1958 has a fascinating history. To see lots of pics & information, please take a look at the Morrisburg History Section. We have just given this section a new look, including large HD pics.

Just a reminder. For many of the Morrisburg History photographs, we have high resolution versions suitable for printing as large as 36" x 24". You can get them B&W or Sepia on HQ Photographic Paper, Gallery Wrap Canvas or Fine Art Paper. See the History Purchase page on for details. They make great gifts!   
   
5 December, 2016 - New Updated Summer Gallery is now available.

We have updated our Summer Gallery - bringing all pics to HD format, adding new pics and bringing back old favourites.

Click Here to see all 30 HD pics.
 
30 November, 2016 - New Updated Winter Gallery is now available.

We have updated our Winter Gallery - bringing all pics to HD format, adding new pics and bringing back some old favourites.

Click Here to see all 33 HD pics.
 
28 November, 2016 - New Updated Spring Gallery is now available.

Maybe it a bit early to think of Spring. However, we have taken to opportunity to update our Spring Gallery - bringing all pics to HD format, adding new pics and bringing back some old favourites.

Click Here to see all 30 HD pics.
 
17 November, 2016 - The Canadian Flagged Bulk Carier, Algoma Discovery Passes Loyalist Park on County Rd 4 just west of Morrisburg.

Please Click Here for 7 more pics.
 
8 November, 2016 - The Netherlands Cargo Container Ship, FIVELBORG Passes the Morrisburg Dock Just Before Sunrise.

Please Click Here for 12 pics of the boat passage and the Morrisburg Dock area at dawn.
 
7 November, 2016 - The ALGOMA DISCOVERY passes Mariatown going downriver, immediately followed by the SARAH DESGAGNES going upriver.

Please Click Here for 7 pics of each boat passage.
 
5 November, 2016 - Fall Colours at the Riverside-Cedar Campground Beach. The campground is located just east of Morrisburg, ON on the St. Lawrence River.  As seen by the St Lawrence Phantom flying camera.

To see pics & video - Please Click Here
 

2 November, 2016 - Canadian Tanker SARAH DESGAGNES Departs Iroquois Locks as the Malta Flagged Tanker Nordic Mari Arrives

The St Lawrence Phantom observes the Canadian Tanker SARAH DESGAGNES depart the Iroquois Locks, heading downriver as the Malta flagged Tanker Nordic Mari arrives heading upriver. Please Click Here for more pics.

 

2 November, 2016 - Malta Flagged Tanker Nordic Mari Passes Loyalist Park

The St Lawrence Phantom observes the Malta Flagged Tanker Nordic Mari as it passes Loyalist Park from the east end of Loyalist Park, South Dundas - just west of Morrisburg on County Road 4. Please Click Here for more pics.

 

2 November, 2016 - Netherlands Flagged Container Ship Finnborg Passage from the Loyalist Park

The St Lawrence Phantom observes the passage of the Netherlands Flagged Container Ship Finnborg from the east end of Loyalist Park, South Dundas - just west of Morrisburg on County Road 4.

Please Click Here.  

 
14 October, 2016 - Flight Over Turquoise Waters in the Sun.

At first look, we may well have been flying over the Caribean and not a shallow bay of the St. Lawrence River. Where do you think we are?

To see pics & video - Please Click Here.  
 
14 October, 2016 - Crysler Park Marina Flyover.

St Lawrence Phantom flyover the Crysler Park Marina , just east of Morrisburg, ON. A beautiful fall day. It looks like many of the boats have already been taken out of the water.

To see pics & video - Please Click Here
14 October, 2016 - Fall Colours at the Lost Villages Museum.

As seen by the St Lawrence Phantom flying camera. For more information about the Lost Villages Museum (near Cornwall, ON), see www.lostvillages.ca. To see flight video & some great pics from new perspectives, Click Here.
 
11 October, 2016 - Mariatown Fall Splendour

A flight of the St Lawrence Phantom captures the colours and beauty of Mariatown on the St Lawrence River in South Dundas, Ontario on a perfect fall day.

To see pics & video - Please Click Here
 
11 October, 2016 - The Canadian Bulk Carrier Algoma Discovery passes Mariatown, heading up river towards the Iroquois Locks.

To see pics & video - Please Click Here
 
7 October, 2016 - Fall Colours on Hoople Creek.

The St Lawrence Phantom observes the fall colours over Hoople Creek at the Hwy 2 bridge, just east of the Upper Canada Golf Course.

To see pics & videos - Please Click Here

Look for the exciting end of flight experience!
 
7 October, 2016 - Flight Over the Long Sault Parkway on a beautiful sunny fall morning.

To see pics & videos from three different locations along the parkway - Please Click Here
   

28 August, 2016 - St Lawrence Phantom flyover of the Golden Gears Classic Car Show at the Iroquois Locks.

For Pics & Video Click Here.

 

16 August, 2016 - Galop Canal East Entrance Flight.

One of our favourite place to fly from has been the south side of the old Galop Canal near the down river entrance. However, last week my DJI Phantom 3 refused to takeoff from this location because of an "Authorization Zone" error. I discovered that I can get authorization for my drone to fly in this area - but only three days at a time.

 

15 August, 2016 - New Morrisburg Flowers Gallery.

We have replaced our old Flowers Gallery with a new Morrisburg Flowers Gallery - devoted exclusively to pictures of flowers taken locally. The first entries were taken at the Earl Baker Park Flower Garden and in street garden nearby.

 

31 July, 2016 - Morrisburg Tubie Race

Aerial pics & video - Click Here.

 

31 July, 2016 - Morrisburg Lions Duck Race

Aerial pics & video - Click Here.

 

30 July, 2016 - Morrisburg Tubie Parade

Seventy aerial & ground pics from the Parade. Click Here.

 

23 July, 2016 - Morrisburg Renegade Bass Tournament.

35 aerial pics & 2 videos of both the getting ready and takeoff stages.

Click here for pics & video.

 

17 July, 2016 - Morrisburg Beach on a Summer Sunny Morning

Including 360 degree views & video.

Click here for pics & video.

 

17 July, 2016 - The New Improved Iroquois Beach - Waiting For Kids

Including aereal pics of the surrounding area.

Click here for pics & video.

 

1 July, 2016 - Canada Day Golden Gears Car Club Show at the Iroquois Locks

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20 May, 2016 - Sunset Flight Above Morrisburg, Lakeshore Drive.

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16 May, 2016 - SLP Flyover the West End of the Galop Canal (just west of Cardinal)

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15 May, 2016 - New Historical Images from Morrisburg's History.

There is always lots of interest about how Morrisburg was changed by the St Lawrence Seaway project. We have added some new maps to show the impact of the 1958 flooding and several historical aerial photos of the pre-seaway village.

Click here to see them.

   

17 April, 2016 - The CSL Baie St. Paul Passes Mariatown.

The St Lawrence Phantom observes the CSL Baie St Paul passing Mariatown (just west of Morrisburg) on a beautiful calm spring morning.

Click Here see to the pictures & video.