Rideau Canal - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.599 W 075° 41.926
18T E 445336 N 5030585
Quick Description: The Rideau Canal stretches a distance of 202 km between Kingston and Ottawa.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 5:26:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMDMM9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
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Long Description:
"The Rideau Canal, also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario, on Lake Ontario. The canal was opened in 1832 as a precaution in case of war with the United States and is still in use today, with most of its original structures intact. The canal system uses sections of major rivers, including the Rideau and the Cataraqui, as well as some lakes. It is the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America, and in 2007 it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The construction of the canal was supervised by Lieutenant-Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers. Private contractors were responsible for much of the construction, and the majority of the actual work was done by thousands of Irish and French-Canadian labourers.

The canal work started in 1826, and it took a total of 6 years to complete by 1832.

Today, the Rideau Canal is operated by Parks Canada as a recreational waterway. The locks on the system open for navigation in mid-May and close in mid-October."

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Building or Property Type: Not Listed in Database

County or Regional Municipality: Ottawa-Carleton

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