Dowker Island facts for kids
|Location||Saint Lawrence River|
|Area||1 km2 (0.39 sq mi)|
|Length||1 km (0.6 mi)|
|Width||1 km (0.6 mi)|
Dowker Island is an uninhabited island in Lake Saint Louis, a widening of the Saint Lawrence River south of Montreal Island, Quebec. It is in the municipality of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot which intends to preserve its natural state.
The island is about a kilometre in length and breadth. Its surface geology is undifferentiated till deposits. It is low-lying, mostly in a 100-year flood area, and contains a muskrat habitat.
Then known as one of the îles Sainte-Geneviève (now Dowker, Madore, and Daoust), the island was granted to governor of Montreal François-Marie Perrot by Jean Talon, in 1672, along with the île Perrot. It was acquired in 1897 by Leslie Rose Dowker (unknown-1945), who shortly afterward became Mayor of Sainte-Anne-du-Bout-de-l'Île, now known as Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.
In the 1940s Pointe-Claire notary public Gerard Tardiff had a large summer house on the island.
It is the site of a ruined stone house as well as a former navigational aid light.
In older documents, as late as the 1966 topographic map of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, it is named Lynch Island.
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