John By and the Rideau Canal.

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  • English
Irwin , Toronto
By, John, -- 1779?-
SeriesWe built Canada
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20930288M
ISBN 100772516049

This book reveals the secret world that lies below the John By and the Rideau Canal. book of the Rideau Canal – the drowned landscape of the original Rideau Route.

The Rideau Canal Waterway that we see today is a flooded environment, created in by the building of canal dams to form a slackwater navigation system. The Rideau Canal, also known unofficially as the Rideau Waterway, connects Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River at Kingston, is kilometres in length.

The name Rideau, French for "curtain", is derived from the curtain-like appearance of the Rideau River's twin waterfalls where they join the Ottawa ect: John By. John By and the Rideau Canal. [J Dwight Purdy] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for John By; John By; John By: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: J Dwight Purdy.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Rideau Canal, inland waterway between the Canadian capital of Ottawa and Lake Ontario at Kingston, Ont.

Completed inthe km (mile) canal uses both the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers and a series of lakes, including Upper Rideau Lake at its summit, to create its as a military project to provide a secure connection between Montreal and Kingston, the canal has been. JOHN BY - BUILDER OF THE RIDEAU CANAL - FOUNDER OF OTTAWA by Legget, Robert F.

and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A feature of the book are the period illustrations, done by Thomas Burrowes, John Burrows, J.P.

Cockburn, Col. John By, R.E., Lt. Edward Frome, R.E. and others. The building of the Rideau Canal predated photography, so these beautiful illustrations are the only pictorial record of the construction and subsequent operation of the canal. Purdy, J. Dwight, John By and the Rideau Canal, Irwin Publishing, Toronto, Raudzens, George, The British Ordnance Department and Canada’s Canals.

authored five books about the Rideau Canal, “A History of the Rideau Lockstations,” first published in ; “Engineered Landscapes – The Rideau Canal’s Transformation of a Wilderness Waterway,” first published in“The Rideau Route – Exploring the Pre-Canal Waterway,” first published in“Tales of the Rideau”.

[p] John By (), lieutenant-colonel royal engineers, founder of Bytown, now Ottawa, Canada, and engineer of the Rideau canal, was born in After passing through the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, he received a commission as second lieutenant in the royal artillery on 1 Aug.but was transferred to the royal engineers on 20 Dec.

following. John Burrows’s sketch-book or diary is in Ottawa, Hist. Soc., Bytown Museum and Arch. (Ottawa), JBUR; a photocopy of it is available at the PAC. The diary has been published in Sights and surveys: two diarists on the Rideau, ed.

Edwin Welch (Ottawa, ). Canal Lock Design and Construction: The Rideau Canal Experience, Parks Canada, Ottawa, Passfield, Robert. Engineering the Defence of the Canadas: Lt.

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Colonel John By and the Rideau Canal. Microfiche Report Series No. Parks Canada, Ottawa, Peck, Mary E. From War to Winterlude - Years of the Rideau Canal.

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Public. Books in our collection. A history of the Rideau lockstations / Friends of the Rideau, ; John By: lieutenant colonel, Royal Engineers, builder of the Rideau Canal, founder of Ottawa/ Historical Society of Ottawa,   The New Rideau Canal Promenade Unveiled Along the Rideau Canal Pathway.

From: Canadian Heritage News release. Seven new outdoor exhibit sites installed along the Rideau Canal create an experience in Canada’s Capital that captures the historic, symbolic and cultural importance of the Rideau Canal.

As explained in a writing by Samuel de Champlain inthe river was given the name "Rideau" (curtain) because of the appearance of the Rideau Falls. The Anishinàbemowin name for the river is "Pasapkedjinawong", meaning "the river that passes between the rocks." The Rideau Canal, which allows travel from Ottawa to the city of Kingston, Ontario on Lake Ontario, was formed by joining the.

John By was ordered to Canada to build a canal that would connect Montreal with Lake Ontario. Ottawa In the eastern extreme of the province, Ottawa is situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River across from Gatineau, Quebec, at the confluence of the Ottawa (Outaouais), Gatineau, and Rideau.

InLieutenant-Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers was sent to Upper Canada to build the Rideau Canal. Within a short period of time the village had a sawmill, a gristmill, a flour mill, a blacksmith shop, two stores, a tannery and houses.

The Rideau Canal was a case of strategic engineering on the part of the British army. Under army engineer, Col. John By, work on the kilometer (mile) Kingston to Ottawa Rideau Canal began in to provide a defendable transportation route following the War of A full-length biography of By is available in R.

[F.] Legget, John By, lieutenant colonel, Royal Engineers, – builder of the Rideau Canal, founder of Ottawa ([Ottawa], ). A summary biography and a description of his work in building the canal is given in the same author’s Rideau waterway (Toronto, ; rev.

ed., Toronto and. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in the summer. Historic Byward Market and old town is near the canal and offers a wide choice of restaurants, shopping and outdoor entertainment.

Beveridge's Locks: When the Rideau Canal was built, there was no water connection to Perth, so the residents constructed the Tay Canal. This area is. The book Labourers on the Rideau Canal, From Work Site to World Heritage Site, edited by Katherine M.J.

McKenna, Borealis Press, Ottawa,ISBN It contains an article by Professor Bruce Elliott called Tracing Your Rideau Canal Ancestors: Records of Labourers, Squatters and Tenants on the Rideau Canal.

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ON THE ICE. One of Ottawa’s iconic experiences – and a bucket list item for many people around the world – is skating on the Rideau Canal Skateway, which is the world’s largest skating rink as designated by the Guinness Book Of World the canal surface is sufficiently frozen (early January to early March each year, depending on the weather), you can skate on the maintained.

Go and explore the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal. The best way to see the National Capital region. Book sightseeing for a Gray Line city tour on a double-decker bus.

The Rideau Canal is recognized as the best preserved example of a slack water canal in North America demonstrating the use of European slackwater technology in North America on a large scale. If the Rideau was in France or Austria, Canadians would be bucket-listing it and booking luxury cruises.

Joseph begins his Rideau Canal journey in Ottawa where he explores the capital’s diverse neighborhoods, historic landmarks, farmer’s markets and hip restaurants. Ken Watson is the resident historian of Friends of the Rideau, a non-profit association of Rideau Canal enthusiasts, and the author of four books on the Rideau system.

Rideau Canal (or Waterway), km long, links the Ottawa River at Ottawa with Lake Ontario at Kingston. Conceived as the major component of an alternative route for military purposes between Montréal and Kingston, the Rideau Canal was first proposed as the War of drew to its close.

Construction started () according to the design, and under the direction, of Lieutenant-Colonel John. Navigate your way along Parks Canada’s Rideau Canal An example of flight locks at Long Island south of Ottawa. One of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Parks Canada National Historic Site, the Rideau Canal, is the oldest continuously-operated canal system in North America.

The Rideau Canal played an important role in the making of Canada as a nation. To commemorate the th anniversary of this Canadian landmark, The Ottawa Citizen's Ron Corbett and Ottawa based photographer and author John McQuarrie teamed up and you now hold the result in your hands.

Join them for an enthralling, informative and often moving voyage of discovery from Ottawa southward to. Completed inthe Rideau Canal was created to provide a safe route, well out of range of American guns, for supply ships traveling between Montreal and Kingston.

After all, in those post-War of days, relations with out southern neighbor were tense. Robert Legget offers a rich history of the Rideau Canal – an adventure in engineering, built by soldiers and civilian labourers through swamp, bush, and rocky wilderness – as well as a guide to current places of interest along the waterway and stories of the pioneers who settled s: 2.

Monday, August 2, Lieutenant Colonel John By supervised the construction of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal and had a major influence on its design. Canal construction began in and involved some 6, workers at multiple sites along its km route.

The entire length was navigable by Today, the Rideau Canal is both a National Historic Site of Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.RIDEAU CANAL LeBreton Flats This area was the second choice for the start of the Rideau Canal due to its flat landscape. The first choice was the parcel of land we know of as LeBreton Flats.

However, Captain LeBreton, who had previously purchased the land for £, tried selling the land to Lieutenant Colonel John By for £ John By.A major triumph of engineering, the Rideau Canal is an incredible system that has been in operation since Engineered and vetted by Lieutenant-Colonel John By, the Rideau Canal opened in the summer of and quickly became the favoured commercial travelway due to its safe water conditions.