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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Knox’s Dam

One of our outings in eastern Prince Edward Island was to Knox’s Dam on the Montague River. 



During the first half of the last century, a hydroelectric power plant at the site provided electricity to the town of Montague. Prior to that, a grist mill was located there.





The buildings are long gone but the dam still stands in a peaceful green setting.





The sound of the water invites you to walk the rustic path to an area below the dam 




where you can stand on a concrete block in the river to take photos or just take in the sights and sounds.


Along the path you pass a large fish ladder.





The girls, seven and five were fascinated with the ladder. We watched but there weren’t any fish to see in the ladder that day.


All six of us and the golden retriever, Georgie made it to the concrete block, with just enough room for all to stand. The water looked inviting to Georgie and she attempted to jump in.





I was lucky to have a tight grip on her lead and pulled her back. Standing there with the family, the sound of the water,





surrounded by green and the view of the falls, are all etched in my memory.





This location is a recreational area now, 





with fishing a big part of the appeal. The setting alone was enough for us, a must see in the Montague area.






30 comments:

  1. Such a nice place to visit, Marie. And your pictures of the waterfall are so pretty. Thanks for the tour. :-)

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  2. It's amazing how places that were once industrial can turn into attractive recreational areas. Lovely place for children and dogs - as long as you can keep them all out of the water!

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  3. Beautiful captures Marie, of course the last shot of your gorgeous grandchildren.. and George, is undoubtedly the winner 🌟🌟🌟

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  4. Gosh that's marvelous. I can almost hear the roar of the water. Just lovely.

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  5. Beautiful area! I spied an old brick house in the fish ladder photo that looked interesting also?
    I could listen to the sounds of water falls all day long.

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    1. There is a bed and breakfast by the dam Jenn.

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  6. What a gorgeous place and the sound of the water flowing by is priceless. Lovely photos of the grandchildren and of course, Georgie.

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    1. We can’t leave Georgie out Bill.

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  7. so many beautiful images of this area. i was really drawn to the 3rd and 6th one but then i saw the picture of the little ones and puppy...nothing beats a picture of the kids!!!

    all that water...getting a big ole' hug from nature!!!

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    1. It is so green there, a hug from nature is true Debbie.

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  8. Grist mill is a new term for me - I had to look it up. Learning is always a win.
    And what a glorious spot. Thank you. I would have spent quite some time there (particularly at the fish ladder).

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    1. It is mesmerizing watching the water in the fish ladder EC.

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  9. Such a pretty place to take a walk and I love the shot of the grand children. Keep well Diane

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    1. It was great there Diane. Thank you.

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  10. What a lovely dam. And great pics. Cute kids too. :-)

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  11. We had a great time there RK.

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  12. OMG. With that photo at the end, it feels like an "eternalized moment," Marie.

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  13. Lovely place to visit and relax, listening to the water running...

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  14. Beautiful shots! I love how lush and green everything looks, and the flowing water looks beautiful.

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