Regulating a River: Creating the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project

June 29, 2018 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Wednesday July 11, 2018 7:30 pm @ South Stormont Township Hall
The River institute’s signature speaker series, Science and Nature on Tap is on tour for the summer months. The series will drop anchor in Long Sault, at South Stormont Township Hall in the Council Chambers for a very special session. Dr. Daniel Macfarlane of Western Michigan University is the presenter. This free presentation will explore the St. Lawrence Seaway, its complicated history, the environmental impacts, and its significant influences over the past six decades. A timely presentation given this year’s 60th anniversary of the inundation which permanently submerged nine communities with the creation of the Seaway in 1958.

Dr. Daniel Macfarlane is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University. As a “transnational” environmental historian, his work explores the Canadian and American environmental borderlands looking at ecological diplomacy, energy, politics, as well as technology issues. He focusses primarily on the history of US-Canada border waters in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin where we live.
Dr. Macfarlane received a Ph.D. in History from the University of Ottawa in 2011 and is the author of the 2014 book Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway and is the co-author of a recently published article on Plan 2014. He is co-editor of Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship, is currently finishing a book on the history of engineering Niagara Falls, and is co-editing yet another publication on the history of the International Joint Commission.
A subject matter expert on the St. Lawrence Seaway those interested in this subject won’t want to miss Daniel and his presentation on the singular project that has changed all of our lives on the St. Lawrence River.
Science and Nature on Tour sessions are free of charge but seating can be limited. Reserve your seat today at (613) 936-6620 (229) or e-mail Karen Cooper at or visit:
For more details and information about River Institute summer programs like Science and Nature on Tour, OPG workshops, Eco-Friends Day Camp at Cooper Marsh, or Jr. Scientist Camp visit or follow on Facebook and Twitter.


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