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polite lock and bridge tenders.  Everything [[underlined in red]] french [[/underlined in red]] here.  Country flat and very [[underlined in red]] much like Flanders.  Celine [[/underlined in red]] who enjoys all this much says it reminds her of [[underlined in red]] Newport. [[/underlined in red]] then finally at the three step locks at [[underlined in red]] Chambly [[underlined in red]] [[strikethrough]] then [[/strikethrough]] where [[underlined in red]] Celine [[/underlined in red]] got off while we were locking thru so as to see the environs.  Pretty house and garden near lock.  The rapids of Chambly are no longer visible [[strikethrough]] but [[/strikethrough]] because they are now producing light and power.  The ruins of an [[underlined in red]] old French Fort [[/underlined in red]] built in [[strikethrough]] 1907 [[/strikethrough]] 1700 to defend against [[underlined in red]] Iroquois. [[/underlined in red]]
Then along [[underlined in red]] Beloeil mountain [[/underlined in red]] then under a R.R. Bridge at Beloeil just high enough to pass without
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drawing.  Cheerful wel kept villages everywhere with many well kept wooden landings.  The pretty Isle du Cerf in middle of two branches of river [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] Finally towards [[strikethrough]] Su [[/strikethrough]] sunset we pass the last lock. [[underlined in red]]
Lock de St. Ours. [[underlined in red]] where we found a string of canal boats waiting but we were not delayed and and we were locked thru with two or three of them.  This is a large lock.  Channel is on the right side.  A little beyond just before reaching the two oppositely situated villages [[underlined in red]] St. Ours and St. Rock [[underlined in red]] we lost the channel for a moment and the boat was grating on a bar.  Quickly threw out clutch, then [[underlined in red]] reversed slowly until we got again in channel. Unfortunately [[underlined in red]] overlooked rope [[/underlined in red]] which got entangled around propeller shaft.
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