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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 3 MB)

Great Britain Army Corps of Royal Engineers, "Plan and Sections of the Large Lock Proposed by Lieut. Col. John By, Royal Engineers, Commanding Rideau Canal 1st December 1827", [1827], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-21871.

1828 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Great Britain Army Corps of Royal Engineers, "Plan of the Approved Locks for the Rideau Canal, Lt. Col. By Commanding Royal Engineer John By, Lt. Colonel Roy'l. Engrs. Com'g. Rideau Canal, 8th July 1828", [1828], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-21893.

1828 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Plan and sections of the eighth lock, 1828.

Unknown Artist, "Plan and Sections of the Eighth Lock, 10 feet Lift. Estimate of Masonry...", [1842], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-5239.

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.

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.

1831 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Plan for fortifying the hill above the Entrance Valley, 1831.

Unknown Artist, "Endorsed: Plan for Fortifying the Hill above the Entrance Valley of the Rideau Canal at Bytown (now Parliament Hill, Ottawa)", [1831], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-0005249.

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.

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.

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 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).

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).

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 | Col. M.C. Dixon | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Technical drawing by Col. M.C. Dixon of Bytown, C.W. Guardroom and hospital, 1852.

Col. M.C. Dixon, "Bytown, C.W. Guardroom and hospital", [1852], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-0017540.

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.

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.

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).

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 1 MB)

Technical drawing of a waste wier, date not specified. Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the United Kingdom.

Unknown Artist, Waste Wier, n.d., Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-238 (5).