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The Rideau Canal: 1832 - 1914
Part of our Resources for the Rideau series, this digital book is a reprint of Parks Canada's Manuscript Report 177, "The Rideau Canal: 1832 - 1914" by Judith Tulloch, 1975.
Covering the early years of the Rideau Canal, Judith Tulloch, in this 219 page research document, provides us with a review of these early years of the canal’s operation. Included are listing of structural changes at each lockstation through this period; details about the battles for water rights between local millers and the canal in the 19th century; details about employment on the canal; the evolution of the canal from a commercial waterway to a recreational waterway; listings of buildings at each lockstation; listings of tolls charged on the canal; listings of early lockmasters; information about proposed branch canals and an extensive set of endnotes.
This digital book will be of interest to anyone wishing to read first hand reports of the work done at each lockstation. The document is heavily cited and endnoted, the sources (mostly Library and Archives Canada) clearly detailed.
This digital book is fully searchable text (not page scans) that duplicates the original manuscript report. It is provided on a CD-ROM, in PDF format, easily read by the free Adobe PDF Reader. Most computers already have a PDF reader installed, but if not, you can easily obtain the reader from the Adobe website.
Rideau Manuscript Report Digitization Project page.
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