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The St Lawrence Piks 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 are so lucky to live. We have been updating this website since 2010. After ten years, we figure we now have more than six thousand pics and videos available for you viewing.

We have included photo galleries for each season of the year and for the historic & beautiful buildings around the community. Since 2015 we have added a new dimension to our photography. We purchased a Flying Camera (or drone) and have updated it a couple of times with newer versions. You will see lots of pictures and videos which give you new perspectives of the beautiful area that we are so fortunate to live in.

Please click on Galleries to see all the available selections or just browse through the latest postings below.

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

 St. Lawrence Seaway History from the Beginning

Pre 1958 Maps & Aerials

Morrisburg History

Virtual Tour of Old Main Street Morrisburg

Morrisburg Then and Now

The Virtual Morrisburg Model Village

NEW POSTINGS:

  Sloman Hermes (heading upstream) Passes 25 Lakeshore Morrisburg on 29 July 2020

As observed by our new DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone - Includes 13 HD pics. All pics from flight videos taken from about 400 feet above our waterfront at 25 Lakeshore - with my drone controlled while I was sitting on our deck. Lots of use of the new ZOOM feature of my new drone!

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  NACC Argonaut (heading west) passes G3 Marquis (heading east) in front of Mariatown on 28 July 2020.

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for 24 HD pics and 4 minute flight video - wait for the surprising finish!.
  Algoma Enterpise Passes Loyalist Park going downriver on 28 July, 2020

As observed by our new DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone - Includes 14 HD pics.

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  NACC Argonaut Passes Loyalist Park going downriver on 9 July, 2020

As observed by our new DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone - Includes 20 HD pics.

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  A New Look at the Morrisburg Beach & Waterfront Path From above the Morrisburg Beach on 28 July, 2020

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ncluding a 20 second  "Astroid" Video Taken by my new DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Flying Camera.

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  South Dundas Churches Mural Refurbishment

This mural at intersection of Highway 2 and Church Road Riverside Heights was originally erected in 2001. Over the years, weathering slowly eroded the mural's condition. The initial mural was funded by Riverside Recreation Centre and Morrisburg & District Lions Club.

Two years ago, spearheaded by Lion Keith Robinson, a refurbishment of this mural was initiated with support from South Dundas Township and Morrisburg & District Lions Club.

To see more pictures and to learn more details about the project Click Here.
  Gallop Canal Bike Path - From Iroquois to Cardinal
Preliminary discussions are beginning about creating a bike path along the south side of the old Gallop Canal, between Iroquois & Cardinal.
 
At first I felt that I could not provide drone pics since drone flight regulations to prohibit flights within a 5.2 km radius of airports are now in place. Iroquois Airport is right at the east end of the Gallop Canal. However, I found several flights that I made before the rules came into effect (from 2015). So here are some screen shots from these videos. I hope they are helpful! I will shortly add pics from the west end near Cardinal. To see 25 HD pics & 2 Flight Videos taken 5 years ago:
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  A New Look at the Morrisburg Waterfront

From the Causeway in the west to the Dock in the east.

Click Here to see 16 HD pics taken from above the river, a height of about100 feet high and 500 feet from shore. You can also see a 360 degree view

Now includes a Flight Video (4 minutes).
  What Lock 23 in Morrisburg (now underwater) Looks (Looked) Like - Incl. Divers Views and a 3D Computer Model -  Click Here.

Christian Remillard is a webmaster at the University of Montreal and an avid and experienced diver. He has been diving at Lock 23 in Morrisburg for 10 years and it is one of his favourite diving locations. The following pictures are from a 3D model he created from numerous dives he did to get measurements of the actual Lock 23 as part of an effort to reconstruct the site as it looked like before the St Lawrence Seaway construction and flooding in 1958.  For more like this see https://lock23.ca/ 
  Federal  Champlain Passes Mariatown Heading Upriver on 20 May, 2020

To see 9 HD pics please Click Here.
  Finnborg Passes Mariatown Heading Downriver on 20 May, 2020

To see 6 HD pics please Click Here.
  Algoma Enterprise Passes Loyalist Park Heading Downriver on 20 May, 2020

To see 6 HD pics please Click Here.
  Federal Welland Passes Loyalist Park Heading Downriver on 18 May, 2020

To see 8 HD pics please Click Here.
 

Federal Hudson Passes Mariatown & Loyalist Park Heading Upriver on 17 May, 2020

To see 8 HD pics please Click Here.

 

First 2020 Flight of the St Lawrence Maverick Flying Camera

2 April, 2020 - From Lakeshore Drive, Morrisburg - Everyone is Social Distancing!

To see all ten HD pics please Click Here.

 

April 1, 2020 - First Boats of the Year.

Replacing the Route Marker Buoys - Just in Time!

CSL Welland Passing Mariatown & then Morrisburg Beach - Heading North East Downstream.

CSL Niagara Passing Loyalist Park - Heading North East Downstream - Following the CSL Welland.

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January 5, 2020 - Very Low Water Levels on Lake St Lawrence - between Iroquois & Cornwall.

The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board which controls the St Lawrence River water levels is taking advantage of the late ice formation this year by draining as much water as possible from Lake Ontario in anticipation of more flooding this coming spring. Maximizing the outflows through the Cornwall Moses Saunders Dams lowers the water levels on Lake St Lawrence between the Iroquois Dam and the Cornwall Dam. To see 13 HD pics that I took today between Iroquois & Morrisburg that show some of the results Click Here.

  New Fall Pictures
From around South Dundas - October, 2019

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  The SLOMAN HELIOS & FEDERAL YUKON pass Loyalist Park on 8 October, 2019 - 2 for the price of 1.

Click Here for 24 HD Pics on a beautiful sunny day.
  Liberian Flagged COE LENI passes Loyalist Park, just west of Mariatown in South Dundas, ON
on 5 October, 2019


Click Here for 15 HD Pics on a beautiful sunny day in the early fall.
 
Back to view the CSL Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin

Aground just west of Cardinal on a beautiful sunny morning.  I had a surprise bonus! I caught the STENBERG passing the stranded boat - much to my surprise to the SOUTH?

Click Here for 24 HD Pics & 10 min Flight Video 
  CSL Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin Runs Aground Just West of Cardinal

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    Early Fall Drone Pics from above the Morrisburg Golf Course - 5 October, 2019

The course looks in great shape.

Click Here for 20 HD Pics.
 

Renegade Bass Tour Takeoff - Morrisburg 7 am 10 August, 2019

Click here for 10 HD Pics & Flight Video.

 

Chasing the HAPPY RIVER
6 August, 2019

On a beautiful summers day we had the chance to chase one of the best looking ships sailing the St Lawrence Seaway, the HAPPY RIVER. We began as it arrived from up river sailing east through the Iroquois Locks. We caught it again as it left the locks. Then we watched from our Flying Camera, the "St. Lawrence Maverick" as it passed the Loyalist Park, just west of Mariatown. A quick chase in the car along Lakeshore Drive and we arrived at the west end of Mariatown, just in time to get our Flying Camera up in the air to watch it passing through the narrow channel there. Finally, we got some good pics from the Crysler Park Marina (east of Morrisburg, just west of Upper Canada Village) as it passed down river on its way to Montreal.

Click here for 29 HD Pics & 2 Flight Videos.

 

 

Boats and Birds - 24 July, 2019

The CSL WELLAND heading upriver  and the ALGOMA HARVESTER heading downriver pass through the Iroquois Locks carefully observed by the Lock's resident Ospreys.

Click here for 21 HD Pics

  Canada Day Fireworks from Up High in Morrisburg and observed by a passing Laker.
1 July 2019.

Click here for HD Pics & Flight Video.  
    Bluenose II Passes Mariatown on her way to Toronto for the Redpath Waterfront Festival on  26 June, 2019.

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    Nao Santa Maria Passes Mariatown on her way to Toronto for the Redpath Waterfront Festival on  26 June, 2019.

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  USS Billings Passes South Dundas on Her Maiden Vogage to her Home Port in Florida
17 June, 2019

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HD Pics from the Iroquois Locks and from on high in Morrisburg.
    Drone Test Flight on a Beautiful Spring Evening - 12 June, 2019

Click here to see screen shots and the full videos. 
    Ships Passing Mariatown 8 June 2019 

SARAH DESGAGNES
& HINCH SPIRIT pass Mariatown on a beautiful June spring day. Includes 15 HD pics and 360 views over Mariatown.

Click here to see screen shots and the full videos.
  Spring 2019 St Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation 60th Anniverary Video

We are very pleased to present this video that the        St Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation has prepared to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the official St Lawrence Seaway opening in June 1959.

Watch carefully and you will see 5 clips from the St Lawrence Maverick flights. It looks great - hope you agree.

Click here to see screen shots and the full videos.
  Winter 2019 Came A Bit Late, But With Avengence - 22 January, 2019.

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for 28 HD pics.

 
  Flashback - Best Pics From 10 Years Ago - 2008 
22 December, 2018.

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
  St Lawrence Piks Photographs Star in the St Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation 2018 Annual Report - 28 September, 2018.

We are very honoured that five St Lawrence Piks photographs have been included in the St Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation 2018 Annual Report.
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  The Tibbens Family Farm, Brinston - 17 September, 2018.

Another farm flyover on a sunny day. Includes 25 HD pics and 360 degree views over the area from various heights. As observed by the St Lawrence Maverick Flying Camera with the 6 minute flight video.

Many thanks to Mark Tibbens for his permission.

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  Stone Crop Acres Winery, Near Morrisburg -
12 September, 2018.


Getting close to harvest time on a beautiful late summer day. Includes 23 HD pics and 360 degree views over the area from various heights. As observed by the St Lawrence Maverick Flying Camera with the 9 minute flight video. Many thanks to Norene Hyatt-Gervais for permission to do this flight.

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  The Byvelds Family Farm, Williamsburg -
12 September, 2018.


Getting close to harvest time on a beautiful late summer day. Includes 20 HD pics and 360 degree views over the area from various heights. As observed by the St Lawrence Maverick Flying Camera with the 8 minute flight video. Many thanks to Steven Byveld for permission to do this flight.

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  The Thurler Family Farms, South Mountain -
12 September, 2018.


Getting close to harvest time on a beautiful late summer day. Includes 15 HD pics and 360 degree views over the area from various heights. As observed by the St Lawrence Maverick Flying Camera with the 7 minute flight video.

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This will be the first of several flights capturing the important agricultural business in the area.
     
  12 September. 2018
A Volunteer Charter for South Dundas?


Since becoming a Morrisburg resident ten years ago I’ve been very impressed by the time, effort, energy and contributions made by volunteers in the South Dundas Community.  The importance, value and contribution of volunteers in South Dundas is sometimes not fully recognized.

Click Here to see my letter to the editor at the Leader and for more info.
    Renegade Bass Tournament Takeoff Morrisburg - 9 Sept 2018 at 7am

The Renegade Bass Tournament Takeoff on a beautiful late summer morning in Morrisburg. As observed by the St Lawrence Maverick Flying Camera - with 9 HD pics and 4:20 flight video.

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  16 August, 2018 - Mariatown Boats Passage

FEDERAL DART passes Mariatown on a beautiful August summer day. Includes 18 HD pics and 360 views over Mariatown. As observed by the St Lawrence Maverick Flying Camera with flight video.

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    15 August, 2018 Iroquois Island Flyover 

Pictures and 9 minute video from June 2015 - before flying near Iroquois Airport was banned.

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  4th & 5th August, 2018 - Morrisburg Tubies 2018

Four flights of the St Lawrence Maverick observing the  Parade from 2 locations and then the race from 2 locations - 4 flight videos and lots of HD pics.

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  21 July, 2018 Renegade Bass Tournament from Morrisburg Dock - 7am takeoff.

As observed by the St Lawrence Maverick Flying Camera.

“This stretch of the St. Lawrence River is one of the premier bass fisheries in all of North America and a big reason why Bassmasters Elite has selected it this year for a Major...." See https://www.renegadebass.com/2018-st-lawrence-river-preview/ for more info.

27 HD pics and Flight Video at  www.stlawrencepiks.com.
  19 July, 2018 - Marshal Islands Flagged FEDERAL BALTIC Bulk Carrier Passes Mariatown on its way downstream.

As observed by the St Lawrence Piks Flying Camera.

Click Here for 7 HD pics & 3:30 flight video.
  13 July, 2018 - Singapore Flagged BRO AGNES Passes Loyalist Park just west of Morrisburg.

As observed by the St Lawrence Piks Flying Camera. Please note the two bow riders!  

Click Here for 10 HD pics & 4:30 flight video.
    9 June, 2018 - CEDAR GLEN & THREE RIVERS Pass near Loyalist Park just west of Morrisburg.

The St Lawrence Maverick flying camera observes the passing.

Click Here for 17 HD pics.

 
 
    29 May, 2018 - Tanker CHEM NORMA runs aground near the Morrisburg Dock.

Early morning visitor to the Morrisburg Dock. The alarm horns woke us up at about 4 am. It looks like the tanker “CHEM NORMA” ran aground. It will likely be there awhile?  A beautiful morning but the mosquitoes were hungry.

Click Here for 18 HD pics. 
    28 February 2018 - What a difference a couple of days make! 

A series of photos showing how quickly the St Lawrence River can change - From 26 Feb to 28 Feb.

Click Here to see about 40 HD pics - including quite a few from above the river using our St Lawrence Maverick Flying Camera,
    7 January 2018 - The PACIFIC HURON Passing Mariatown.

Last boat passing Mariatown for the 2017 season. Delayed at the Iroquois Lock for more than a week because the FEDERAL BISCAY was stuck in the ice at the Snell Lock. Thing are moving again now with the help of Ice Breaking Tugs so they should be able to close the Seaway for the season shortly,  

Click Here for 10 HD pics.