A Respectable Ditch: A History of the Trent Severn Waterway, 1833-1920
The Trent-Severn Waterway took almost ninety years to build, cost over $24 million, and contains some remarkable engineering feats -as well as a few spectacular mistakes. The passage of the first boat through the waterway in July 1920 marked the realization of a dream that was older than the nation itself. The dream was to connect Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay with a navigable watercourse that would be shorter and more protected than the longer route through the Great lakes. In detailing the history of the Trent-Severn Waterway's construction, James Angus provides an intriguing picture of the complex operation of local, provincial, and national politics, showing how the perceptions, intrigues, selfish interests, and national dreams of nineteenth-century politicians led to the construction of a canal that the country could ill-afford.
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This book is very interesting if you into this type of history it covers absolutely everything surround the improvement of navigation along the system just a warning it is mainly about the politics behind and does not focous very much on the actual building although some descriptions of engineering trouble and sites are in there
James Bethunes Waterway
The Bobcaygeon Lock
The Question of Routes
Improvements on the Inland Waters
Improvements on the River Trent
Stoppage of the Works
Hamilton Killaly and the Board of Works
The Conversion of Wilfrid Laurier
The PeterboroughLakefield Division
The Hydraulic Lift Lock
The Simcoe Balsam Lake Division
R B Rogers
Hydroelectric Power and the Port Hope Canal
The Ontario Rice Lake Division
The Timber Slides
The Lumbermens Committee
The Union Locks
The Ontario Locks
A Crucial Debate
A Barge Canal
Buckhorn Burleigh and Fenelon Falls
Tom S Rubidge
The Trent Valley Canal Commission
Respectable Ditch, A
A Respectable Ditch. A History of the Trent Severn Waterway, 1833-1920. James T. Angus. An examination of the politics behind the construction of one of ...
Suggested Reading James T. Angus, A Respectable Ditch: A History of the Trent-Severn Waterway 1833-1920 (1988) and A Work Unfinished: The Making of the ...
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Angus is the author of four books - A Respectable Ditch: A History of the Trent Severn Waterway 1833-1920 (1988); A Deo Victoria: The Story of the Georgian ...
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