Respectable Ditch: A History of the Trent-Severn Waterway, 1833-1920

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Apr 1, 1988 - Transportation - 472 pages
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Canada's leaders were key participants. Governor-generals, from Sir Guy Carleton, who ordered the first survey, to Lord Syndenham, who cancelled construction in 1841, were intimately involved in the project. For nearly a century every prime minister, from Francis Hincks, who tried to sell the decaying locks and dams, through John A. Macdonald, who revived the scheme, to Robert Borden, who finally completed it, was caught up in this most persistent public project. But the most important participants were countless little-known Canadians who, for one reason or another, promoted the scheme and doggedly pushed it to a conclusion. This is their story.
 

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Contents

Maps
2
THE UNION YEARS 184167
71
THE MACDONALD YEARS 186796
121
THE LAURIER YEARS 18961911
205
THE BORDEN YEARS 191120
349
Appendix
407
Notes
411
Bibliography
433
Index
441
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Lakehead University, Canada

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