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Alexander McMartin correspondence

1796-1880 | Multiple | Download original version » (.pdf 835 KB)

Correspondence containing information relating to Alexander McMartin’s business dealing with the Rideau Canal. The series includes statements of completed works and correspondence related to the Rideau Canal project.

Archives of Ontario, F 526, Series B8 – E6. Alexander McMartin Fonds. Records relating to McMartin's business with the Rideau Canal [1796-1880].

Baird Family correspondence

1813-1917 | Multiple

Correspondence including records associated with various engineering projects executed by Nichol Baird, as well as some personal and family materials. Series A-2 specifically relates to the Rideau Canal and Ottawa River and contains accounts, reports, contracts, estimates, etc.

Archives of Ontario, F 645 Series A-2. Baird Family Fonds. Rideau Canal and Ottawa River, [1827-1839].

ca. 1825 | C.W. Jefferys | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Clearing the land, ca. 1825.

Clearing Land about 1825. Charles William Jefferys, Imperial Oil Collection series, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1972-26-730, C-073549.

1826 | Byham | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Office of Ordnance, January 25, 1826. Letter from Byham acknowledging the need for a canal in Canada and advising the need for proper record keeping and that estimates be specific and highly detailed.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 865, page 222.

1827 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Elevation from one side of a lock gate by Lt. Col. By, 1827.

Great Britain Army Corps of Royal Engineers, "Elevation view of one side of a lock gate, on reverse, Elevation view of the other side of a lock gate John By, Lt. Colonel Roy'l Engrs., Com'g. Rideau Canal, 1st December 1827", [1827], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-21872.

1827 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Plan and elevation of the barracks and hospital erected on Barrack Hill on the west side of the Rideau Canal by Lt. Col. By.

Lt Col John By, "Plan and Elevation of the Barracks and Hospital erected on the Hill right hand or west side of the Canal Valley Ottawa River. Lt. Col. By Commanding Royal Engineers, Rideau Canal", [1827], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-0023046.

1827 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Correspondence from Lt. Col. By to General Mann, November 1827. Correspondence relates to the length and width of the canal and a request for additional funds.

Library and Archives Canada, RG8, volume 44, pages 202-205.

1827 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Correspondence from Lt. Col. By to J. G. Smith regarding financial information about the Rideau Canal project.

Library and Archives Canada, RG8, volume 44, pages 229-231.

1828 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Plan and section of the first eight locks at Entrance Bay, 1828.

Maule Family / Earl of Dalhousie fonds. "36 plans and abstract of the estimate of expenditure of the Rideau Canal", 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/9.

1828 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Plan and elevation of stone bridge to be erected over the Ottawa River, 1828.

Maule Family / Earl of Dalhousie fonds. "36 plans and abstract of the estimate of expenditure of the Rideau Canal", 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/9.

1828 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the line of the Rideau Canal from Bytown to Kingston (no. 3).

Maule Family / Earl of Dalhousie fonds. "36 plans and abstract of the estimate of expenditure of the Rideau Canal", 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/9.

1828 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Abstract of the estimate for sites along the Rideau Canal, May 5, 1828.

Maule Family / Earl of Dalhousie fonds. "36 plans and abstract of the estimate of expenditure of the Rideau Canal", 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/9.

Remark’s on the Work’s at the Entrance Valley

1828 | Lt. Col. John By

Remarks by Lt. Col. John By on the works at the Entrance Valley, May 5, 1828.

Maule Family / Earl of Dalhousie fonds. "36 plans and abstract of the estimate of expenditure of the Rideau Canal", 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/9.

ca. 1830 | J. P. Cockburn | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Near Old Sly's, Rideau Canal.

Near Old Sly's, Rideau. James Pattison Cockburn fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1989-262-32, C-012607.

1830 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 7 MB)

Plan of the first eight locks of the Rideau Canal also showing the location of the Commissariat and Royal Engineers Office by Lt. Col. By, 1830 (part 1 of 2).

Unknown Artist, "The First 8 locks of Canal (1/2)", [1830], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-086112.

1830 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plan of the first eight locks of the Rideau Canal also showing the location of the Commissariat and Royal Engineers Office by Lt. Col. By, 1830 (part 2 of 2).

Unknown Artist, "The First 8 locks of Canal (2/2)", [1830], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-086112.

1830 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Plan of a section of the breast work of the seventh lock of the first eight locks of the Rideau Canal, 1830.

Unknown Artist, "Section of the Breast Work of the seventh lock Bytown", [1830], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-129708.

1830 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 6 MB)

Plan of the upper gate of the first eight locks of the Rideau Canal, 1830.

Unknown Artist, "Upper gate, 1st 8 locks Bytown, Rideau Canal", [1830], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-129707.

RG8 - Document 6

1830 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.pdf 1 MB)

Correspondence from Lt. Col. By dated February 1830 regarding the construction of the Commissariat building.

Library and Archives Canada, RG 8, volume 50, pages 82-84.

1831 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plan of the ground and proposed military works on the west side of the first eight locks, 1831.

Lt Col John By, "Plan of the Ground & Proposed Military Works on the West Side of the First Eight Locks Rideau Canal. Lt. Coln. J. By. Commanding Royal Engineer", [1831], Library and Archives Canada,(5 sections), NMC-0017423.

1831-1832 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Brewer's Lower Mill.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-68. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Brewer's Lower Mill: Masonry of the Lock Nearly Complete, Excavation for Canal in Progress 1831-2 [1831]. .

ca. 1832 | John Burrows | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Ottawa Locks, Rideau Canal, ca. 1832.

Ottawa Locks, Rideau Canal. John Burrows fonds , Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1979-12-12, C-092930.

1832 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Plan showing the lifts of the locks of the Rideau Canal from the Ottawa River to Kingston.

Unknown Artist. Lifts of the Locks on the Rideau Canal, 1832, Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-238 (1).

1833 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 843 KB)

Sketch of the embankment at Black Rapids with the proposed method of repair in 1833.

Unknown Artist, Embankment at Black Rapids, 1833, Ordnance Department,The National Archives of the UK, MPHH1-697 (30).

1834 | Captn Bolton | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plans for Barrack Hill officers quarters, 1834.

Captain Bolton, "Plan of the Hospital at By Town fitted up as Officer's Quarters", [1834] Library and Archives Canada, NMC-0005250.

1839-1850 | Hamnett Hill | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plan of Nicholas Sparks's house showing sectional elevations, ca. 1839-1850.

Hamnett Hill, "Sectional elevations of Spark's house", [1839-50], Library and Archives Canada, (Spark's House) (2 plans), NMC-0005251/NMC-0005252.

WO 55 - Document 4

1840 | Byham | Download original version » (.pdf 452 KB)

Office of the Ordnance, November 20, 1840. A letter from Byham stating the Ordnance buildings considered unfit for repairs on the line of the Ottawa canals be sold as proposed by Col. Oldfield.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 875, page 190.

WO 55 - Document 5

1840 | Unknown | Download original version » (.pdf 3 MB)

Command of Royal Engineers Office, September 18, 1840. The commanding Royal Engineer in the Canadas to the inspection of the Rideau and Ottawa canals, the want of comments, the settlements of claims, disposal of property, importance of the position of Bytown, suggesting the preparation of a project for its defence in reference to which any new buildings should be constructed or stone quarries opened.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 875, pages 458-461.

1841 | P. J. Bainbrigge | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Lower Bytown (Ottawa), 1841.

Lower Bytown (Ottawa). Philip John Bainbrigge fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1983-47-72, C-002163.

1841 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

The Jones Falls dam pictured from the west end by Thomas Burrowes in 1841.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-52. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Dam at Jones' Falls from the West End [1841]. .

1841 | Bartlett | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

A view of the Entrance Valley by W. H. Bartlett before 1841.

Locks on the Rideau Canal, Bytown (Ottawa). William Henry Bartlett fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1992-556-1, C-002367.

1842 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plan of the church at Bytown from 1842.

James Joynt, "Plan of the Church at Bytown... Signed James Joynt, W.H. Thompson, Church Wardens August 2 1842 Certified, J. Rowan Spong", [1842], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-000518.

WO 55 - Document 1

1843 | Unknown | Download original version » (.pdf 340 KB)

Correspondence from the Ordnance Office, regarding the state of the walls, Bytown, 1843.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 878, page 729.

WO 55 - Document 2

1843 | Unknown | Download original version » (.pdf 295 KB)

A section of the Royal Engineers Office at Bytown. The Royal Engineers Office, Bytown, December 22, 1843.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 878, page 730.

WO 55 - Document 3

1843 | Unknown | Download original version » (.pdf 337 KB)

Sketch of the first eight locks, Bytown, showing the wharf's landing places in connection with the Ordnance storehouse marked A. The dry dock B and the part of the canal now widening to form an [illegible in original document] C., and the “rite” of the step log as the end of the eight locks D. The Royal Engineers Office, Bytown, December 22, 1843.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 878, page 731.

1844 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 739 KB)

Plan of shelving for the lower ordnance stores shown on the ground plan, 1844.

Unknown Artist, Shelving for Lower Ordnance Store, 1844, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MPHH1-697 (34).

1844 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 720 KB)

Plan of the ground and the third storey in the government building on the east side of the Rideau Canal from 1844.

Unknown Artist, The Government Building on the East side of the Rideau Canal, 1844, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MPHH1-697 (35).

ca. 1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Lower Bytown from Barrack Hill, ca. 1845.

Lower Bytown from Barrack Hill [1845]. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-11.

1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

The Hog’s Back dam showing the breach and stonework, by Thomas Burrowes in 1845.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-15. Thomas Burrowes fonds. The Dam at Hog's Back Showing the Breach in the Stonework [1845].

1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Thomas Burrowes painting from 1845 depicting repairs at the Waste-weir dam at Long Island. The mud-creek waste weir can also be seen in the distance.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-20. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Repairing the Waste-weir Dam at Long Island in the Winter [1845].

WO 55 - Document 19

1847 | Byham | Download original version » (.pdf 509 KB)

Office of Ordnance, March 1, 1847. A report written by Byham suggesting conversations begin around the construction of more canals in Canada.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 881, page 61.

1849 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Technical drawing showing the ruins of the military quarters in 1849.

Unknown Artist, Ruins of Quarters, 1849, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MPHI-1151 (1).

WO 55 - Document 25

1850 | Multiple | Download original version » (.pdf 5 MB)

Office of Ordnance, January 30, 1850. The Ordnance’s report and estimates of the expense of constructing a fence enclosing the Ordnance property on Barrack Hill, Bytown.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 884, pages 20-25.

1852 | Lt. C. Sedley | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plans with the elevations and sections of barracks on Barrack Hill in Bytown by Lt. Sedley, 1852.

Lt C. Sedley, "Bytown C.W. Plans, elevation and sections of the Barracks", [1852], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-0023053.

1852 | Lt. C. Sedley | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plans with the elevations and sections of barracks on Barrack Hill in Bytown by Lt. Sedley, 1852.

Lt C. Sedley, "Bytown, C.W. Plan, elevations & sections of the barracks", [1852], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-0017539.

1852 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the ruins of the Palace Gate Barracks, ordnance stores and office in Quebec, 1852.

 

Unknown Artist, Ruins of the Palace Gate Barracks, 1828, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (23).

1855 | W. S. Hunter | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Print with a View of the first eight locks with Barrack Hill and Major’s Hill. The original copy of this image is from the publication: William S. Hunter, Jr., Ottawa Scenery, Ottawa, 1855, p. 16.

View of Locks. Entrance of Rideau Canal. Ottawa City, Canada. William S. Hunter, Illustrated books, albums and scrapbooks, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2837596, C-002779.

ca. 1855-1860 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Thomas McKay, builder of Rideau Hall and Earnscliffe, ca.1855-1860.

Thomas McKay, builder of Rideau Hall and Earnscliffe,. Unknown Photographer, Alexander Scott fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1977-137 NPC, PA-125208.

ca. 1857 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 23 MB)

A view of Barrack Hill during the construction of the Parliament Buildings, dating after 1857.

Barracks Hill Ottawa (Page 41 Acc. 1991-070). Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: e010801340.

Records of Rise of the City of Ottawa

1858 | Van Cortlandt, Gertrude | Download original version » (.pdf 3 MB)

City of Ottawa resident Gertrude Van Cortlandt writes about the development of Ottawa since the construction of the Rideau Canal until 1858. Topics include bridges, steamboats, places of worship, hospitals, mills, newspapers, foundries, factories, local institutes, railroads, and a general commentary on the development of the city.

Van Cortlandt, Gertrude. Records of the Rise and Progress of the City of Ottawa from the Foundation of the Rideau Canal to the Present Time. Ottawa?: [s.n.], 1858. CIHM/ICMH Microfiche series no. 63231. Canadiana.org. Web.

ca. 1858-1867 | Elihu Spencer | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Photograph featuring the Royal Engineers Office and details of the lock gates; taken by Elihu Spencer, ca. 1858 to 1867.

[Entrance to Rideau Canal, Ottawa, C.W.]. Elihu Spencer, A.W. Davison collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1971-117 NPC, C-037301.

ca. 1859 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

The Parliament Buildings were constructed from 1859 to 1867. This image was likely taken early on, as remnants of temporary workers’ shanties remain and the original Centre Block tower has yet to be built.

Ottawa - Building The Parliament Buildings. Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada accession number: 2000805619, e010939381.

1860 | G. H. Andrews | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Lumberers Regatta, Ottawa, 1860.

Lumberers Regatta, Ottawa. George Henry Andrews, C. Williams collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number No. 1990-555-2, C-013285.

1860 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 19 MB)

Overlooking the Entrance Valley locks from Sappers Bridge, photographer unknown.

Ottawa + Kingston Canal view of locks (Page 41 Acc. 1991-070). Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: e010801341.

1860 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

A log boom on the Ottawa River beneath the Library of Parliament; photograph taken in 1860.

Library of Parliament and Log Boom on the Ottawa River, Ottawa. Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada accession number: 2000629909 600-7, e010939377.

1860 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

An arch erected opposite 113 and 114 Sparks Street in 1860 in honour of the visit of the Prince of Wales. Construction materials reflect the ample supply of lumber in the Ottawa Valley.

Arch erected opposite 113 and 114 Sparks Street. Unknown Photographer, Charles Berkeley Powell, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1933-226 NPC, C-002183.

1861 | Elihu Spencer | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

A view of the Entrance Locks looking towards Major’s Hill. Photograph taken around 1861 by Elihu Spencer.

Locks at entrance to Rideau Canal. Elihu Spencer, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1939-629 NPC, C-034001.

ca. 1861 | Elihu Spencer | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Photograph of the first eight locks looking towards Entrance Bay, ca. 1861.

Rideau Canal. Unknown Photographer, Lord Alexander Russell fonds,Jacobs / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-038 NPC, C-020669.

ca. 1865 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Parliament Hill shortly after its completion, with the Entrance Valley locks below.photographer is unknown.

Rideau Locks, Ottawa, Ont. Unknown Photographer, Edward McCann collection [graphic material], McCann, Ed / Library and Archives Canada accession number 1988-286 NPC, PA-171981.

ca. 1865 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

A view of the locks, Parliament Hill, and the Ottawa River from Sappers Bridge around 1865. Hull is seen in the distance.

View from Sapper's Bridge. Unknown Photographer. Ralph Greenhill collection, Library and Archives Canada archival reference number R12495-0-8-E, C-084724.

ca. 1867 | Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

A view of the Entrance Locks looking north, taken by professional photographer William James Topley prior to Confederation in 1867.

Rideau Canal from Parliament Hill. William James Topley, Topley Series SD, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 3326193, PA-012586.

ca. 1867 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Completed Parliament Buildings above activities surrounding the timber trade on the Ottawa River; photograph dates after 1867.

Parliament Buildings. Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada accession number: 2000805602, e010939380.

ca. 1867 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

An exceptional view of Nepean Point and the Ottawa River from the highest point available; photograph dates after 1867; photographer unknown.

Nepean Point - From the Steeple of Parliament. Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada accession number1/4/2012 2000805708, e010939382.

1868-1878 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plan showing sections of sounding of the Ottawa River at the foot of the locks, ca. 1868-1878.

Unknown Artist, "Sounding Ottawa River foot of lock [Plan and sections]", [1868-78], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-130197.

1872 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Construction of the Parliamentary Library in 1872, taken by an unknown photographer.

Construction of the Parliament Library in Ottawa. Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1975-238 NPC, C-080781.

1873 | Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A photograph taken by William James Topley from the East Block of Parliament Hill showing the office of the Royal Engineers, Major’s Hill Park, and Lower Town in 1873.

Lower Town from East Block of Parliament Buildings. William James Topley, Topley Series E, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-009307.

ca. 1880 | Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 967 KB)

Photograph of bridges in Ottawa going over the Rideau Canal.

Canal and Bridges. William James Topley, Topley Series E [graphic material], William James Topley/Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-009306.

1885 | D. T. Irwin | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

A watercolour rendering of Lt. Col. By’s office by D. T. Irwin, ca. 1885.

Office of the late Col. By. R.E. Ottawa. Thomas Irwin de la Cherois, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2837714, C-006002.

ca. 1900 | Samuel J. Jarvis | Download original version » (.jpg 799 KB)

A view of the Entrance Locks in 1900 by Samuel Jarvis. The construction of the Chateau Laurier hotel would not begin on the left bank of Entrance Valley for another twelve years.

Rideau Canal Locks at Ottawa River before Chateau Laurier was built. Samuel J Jarvis fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 3326202, PA-025014.

1925 | John Boyd | Download original version » (.jpg 529 KB)

Photograph of renovations undertaken on January 7, 1925, by John Boyd.

Renewing the old canal, Ottawa, [Ont.]. John Boyd, John Boyd fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 3326230, PA-086977.

1931 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plan from 1931 showing the Ottawa lock station as well as a cross-section through heel posts and longitudinal section through locks.

Unknown Artist, "Rideau Canal Plan showing Ottawa Lock Station also cross-sections thru heel posts and longitudinal section thru locks", [1931], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-130108.

1931 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Plan from 1931 showing the location of the Post Office garage under the Plaza Bridge and it's encroachment onto the road leading to the Rideau Canal locks and stores.

Unknown Artist, "Rideau Canal Plan showing location of the Post Office Garage under the Plazza Bridge and its encroachment on to the road leading to the Canal locks & stores", [1931], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-130109.

WO 44 - Document 21

n.d. | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.pdf 10 MB)

Report and costing for excavation and additional work at Davis’s Mills, Jones Falls, Brewer’s Upper Mill, and Kingston Mills prepared by Lt. Col. By.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO44, volume 18, pages 313-333.

n.d. | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Rideau Canal works chart.

Library and Archives Canada, RG 8, volume 16, page 45f.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Plan of the eighth gate of the first eight locks of the Rideau Canal.

Unknown Artist, Lock Gate (II), n.d., Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MR1-502 (2).

Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

A view of the Ottawa River, Nepean Point, and Lower Town from the steeple of Parliament; photograph taken by William James Topley, date unknown.

Looking down Ottawa River from Main Tower Parliament Buildings. William James Topley, Topley Series E, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-009253.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 973 KB)

Colour plan and section of a single lock for the Rideau Canal.

Unknown Artist, Plan of a Lock, n.d, Ordnance Department,The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-238 (1).

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Sketch on line A B of a pointed cill and recess.

Unknown Artist, Pointed Cill & Recess, n.d., Ordnance Department,The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-238 (4).

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Plan of the pointed cill and recess of the combined locks.

Unknown Artist, Pointed Cill and Recess (II), n.d., Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-238 (3).

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

A view directly down the Entrance Locks from Sappers Bridge; date and photographer unknown.

Rideau Canal Locks. Unknown Photographer, Ralph Greenhill collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1975-110 NPC, C-079136 .

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Photograph of the Rideau King steamboat near Chaffeys Lock .

Rideau King near Chaffeys Lock. [Ont.].  J.M. Mills fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1951-038 NPC, C-009417.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the line of the Rideau Canal from Bytown to Kingston (no. 1).

Maule Family / Earl of Dalhousie fonds. "36 plans and abstract of the estimate of expenditure of the Rideau Canal", 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/9.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the line of the Rideau Canal from Bytown to Kingston (no. 2).

Maule Family / Earl of Dalhousie fonds. "36 plans and abstract of the estimate of expenditure of the Rideau Canal", 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/9.

Jarvis | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

A photograph by Samuel Jarvis, capturing the Rideau Queen steamship travelling north along the canal towards Entrance Valley.

Steamer RIDEAU QUEEN of Kingston on Rideau Canal. Jarvis, Jarvis / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1951-019 NPC, C-006895.