CFS Lac Saint Denis

Last week, our family (and 3 others) spent a week in a cottage in the Laurentians in Quebec (more on that in a future post). About a 1 minute drive from the cottage was the, now abandoned, Canadian Forces Station Lac Saint Denis, an old radar station part of the Pinetree Line sites built in 1949. It was part of a series of early warning radar stations built across the northern US and southern Canada to detect a Soviet attack. Check out the Wikipedia article to find out more about the history of this site.

Myself and a friend went up there one evening to scout out the location before returning the next day with our cameras and two other friends. I had brought my Crown Graphic 4×5 and 6 sheets of Ilford Ortho Plus film. Although this was an impressive concrete structure from the outside, it had been completely stripped bare on the inside with absolutely no trace of its former inhabitants. There wasn’t many rooms either. It was almost like a big empty warehouse. The place was littered with garbage and discarded spray paint cans. We spent about an hour and a half exploring the 3 floors of the building. My brother snapped the photo below on his phone.

Photo Courtesy of Jason Hagan

Camera: Pacemaker Crown Graphic 4×5
Lens: Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7
Film: Ilford Ortho Plus 80
Developer: Kodak HC-110 (Dilution B) @ 19.7C for 6:08 minutes.
Scanner: Epson V850

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