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Jul 29, 2010 - Exploring the Rideau Canal

After a really enjoyable few days meeting up with Diane and Steve we decided to have a tourist day exploring some parts of the Rideau Canal. The idea for the Rideau Canal was conceived in the wake of the War of 1812 between Great Britain/Canada and the Americans. It was to be a secure water supply route for troops and supplies from Montreal to the settlements of Upper Canada and the naval dockyard at Kingston. In 1826 Lieutenant Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers was sent to Canada to supervise the construction of the canal. Most of the...

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