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The Rideau Canal was built by Lt. Colonel John By of the British Engineers between 1826 and 1832
The Canal was built by the British Army as a means of getting materials in complete safety from Montreal to Kingston while the British and the Americans constantly skirmished along the St Lawrence River, the border between New York State and what was then parts of both Lower and Upper Canada (between Montreal and Kingston) and at the mouth of the Great Lakes (Lake Ontario) closest to Kingston.
Special thanks to Ken Watson of www.rideau-info.com for allowing us to use his materials for our report and also for permission to establish a direct link to his site.
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