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Sample Illustrations from
Building the Rideau Canal: A Pictorial History
This is just a small sampling of the 43 colour and 29 black & white plates
beautifully reproduced (at greater detail than shown on this page) in the book.

Engineering Irishman
Plan of Pointed Cill [sic] and Recess of Combined Locks; ca. 1828 by Col John By, R.E. Rideau Canal, Long Island on the Rideau River, August 1830 by J.P. Cockburn. The central figure is dressed in the distinctive fashion of the Irish immigrants who worked on the canal.
Lower Bytown, from the Barrack Hill, Near the head of the Eighth Lock and the "Sappers' Bridge": 1845 by Thomas Burrowes.
Gate-Operating Mechanisms; 1839 by Lt. William T. Denison, R.E.
Upper Brewers
Brewer’s Upper Mills: Upper Lock partly built, Excavations, Embankments &c in progress; May 1830 by Thomas Burrowes
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