And so it came to pass in the warm days of 1950, that the Rapides des Joachims began to deliver up their energy to the people of Ontario.
Much has already been written and more will surely be written on the engineering aspects of this great Development.
But let us always remember the men and women whose hands, whose arts and crafts, and whose lives forged and created this engineering monument of steel and concrete. Together they make up the team that built Des Joachims, and it is their work that will bring better living to the people of Ontario.
Des Joachims Dam
6 January 2004
Des Joachims, Ottawa River, Ontario/Quebec, Canada
Photo by J Wright