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Lost Villages

On July 1st, 1958, the St. Lawrence River began to rise up behind the Moses-Saunders power dam. A year later, the river opened to shipping as the St. Lawrence Seaway. But that day, now 51 years ago, is known locally as Inundation Day. Rising water swallowed nine Canadian villages, known today as the Lost Villages. 530 homes were moved or destroyed. 6500 people were forced to higher ground. Memories of life before Inundation Day remain strong. The Lost Villages Museum brought the old days back to life recently with a Ghost Tour. David Sommerstein has our story.
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