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Rideau Waterway

Author: Robert Ferguson Legget
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Since the publication of the first edition in 1955, Rideau Waterway has informed and delighted readers, among them historians, engineers, and vacationers. First revised in 1972, this classic guide  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Legget, Robert Ferguson.
Rideau Waterway.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)557692424
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ferguson Legget
ISBN: 0802025730 9780802025739 0802065910 9780802065919
OCLC Number: 13917160
Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Rideau waterway --
The setting --
Why the canal was built --
Building the canal --
Financial worries --
John By, soldier and administrator --
Down the years --
Cruising the canal: Kingston to Chaffeys Lock --
Cruising the Rideau Lakes: Chaffeys Lock to Poonamalie --
Down the Rideau: Poonamalie to Ottawa --
The canal in Ottawa: hog's back to the Ottawa River --
Bytown and Ottawa --
Appendix A: References --
Appendix B: The superintending engineers and superintendents --
Appendix C: Information, charts, and maps --
Appendix D: Fishing on the Rideau Waterway --
Appendix E: Table of mileages, lifts, and clearances.
Responsibility: Robert Legget.

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'Legget's book traces lovingly the Rideau's past and present.' Financial Post 'A happy blend of careful historical inquiry and easy, colourful narrative.' Canadian Forum

 
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