The biggest rapid is the Lachine Rapid, with a fall of eighty-five feet.
In 1805 the first attempt was made to improve the Lachine rapids.
One, in particular, had canoed from Lachine with Simpson sixty years before.
In this order the expedition started from Lachine on the 6th July.
Shortly after noon on the following day, the Rambler came to the head of the Lachine rapids, six miles above Montreal.
Were going to take about two days to get down to the Lachine.
I stood and looked back up the river towards the point where Lachine lay.
It appeared as if a great chance had come to me, and so said the factor at Lachine on the morning we set forth.
We pitched and rolled like a canoe descending the Lachine rapids, or a whale-boat towed by a hundred-barrel "bow-head."
To save his brethren trouble, Fénelon retired of his own accord, and took up parish work at Lachine.