Lachine, Quebec

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Lachine is a former city in southwestern Quebec, Canada, on the Island of Montreal; pop. 35,171 (Statistics Canada, 1996).

On January 1, 2002 it become a borough of the City of Montreal.

Lachine, from French la Chine (China), was named in 1669 in mockery of its then owner Robert Cavelier de La Salle who explored the interior of North America trying to find a passage to Asia.

On August 4th, 1689, Mohawks raided the small village and burned it to the ground in retaliation for the ravaging of the Seneca lands by governor Denonville and his men.

Lachine is the site of the historic Lachine Canal.de:Lachine

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