Lachine


Lachine

Lachine (French: "La Chine" "The China") may refer to a number of places in the Montreal area:

*Lachine, Quebec - the community;
*the Lachine Rapids;
*the Lachine Canal;
*The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site;
*the Lachine train station on the Dorion-Rigaud Line of the Agence métropolitaine de transport commuter train network;
*the federal electoral district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine.

The Lachine massacre occurred in 1689, when Mohawk warriors attacked the small French settlement of Lachine.

The name comes from the French "la Chine," "China," a derisive reference to Robert Cavalier de La Salle's belief that beyond the Lachine Rapids was a sea route to the Orient.


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