Narcisse M. Cantin 1870-1940 - Ontario Heritage Trust


Narcisse M. Cantin 1870-1940

Entrepreneur, inventor, cattle trader and the founder of St. Joseph, Narcisse Cantin spent much energy and money to promote the concept of building a canal to link Lakes Huron and Erie. The canal was never built but extensive publicity about the scheme gave significant impetus to the broader idea of a Great Lakes seaway system.


At the junction of Highway 21 and County Road 84, St. Joseph

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Huron

Municipality: Municipality of Bluewater