What's New

This is the beginning of some work I'll be doing on the steamboat / steamer industry in Upper Canada and Lower Canada in the 
geographic area from Montreal to Bytown (Ottawa) to Kingston.

May 11, 2021:
Added a text block explaining the background story to the Vaudreuil and Ste. Annes Locks.

May 10, 2021:
Chaudiere Falls and Mill Site - Added a picture by John Burrows from c. 1830

May 9, 2021:
Added a portrait of Colonel John By before he came to Bytown / Ottawa.

May 8, 2021:
The Block House at Merrickville in 1839

May 6, 2021:
Added two new photographs of the steamboat Ottawan in downtown Ottawa, early 1900's.

May 6, 2021:
Also added a picture of an early palace steamer - the Rideau Belle
May 5, 2021:
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada -- Early History and Pioneers

May 3, 2021:
The Colonel William Merrick House and the Mr. William Pearson House, early 1900's - Merrickville on the Rideau Canal

May 2, 2021:
Picture from 1827 of Kingston, Upper Canada.

April 30, 2021:
Added a 1912 photograph of the steamer Ottawan in the locks in downtown Ottawa.

April 29, 2021:
Colonel John By - Chief Engineer on building the Rideau Canal

April 28, 2021:
Added a picture of a Lumber Barge in St. Anne's Lock to our St. Anne's Canal web page.

April 27, 2021:
Added a picture of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, opened in 1859.

April 23, 2021:
I have just added two pictures showing the development of the Lachine Canal area between c. 1830 and c. 1880.

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