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LEGGET, Robert F. Canals of Canada. Vancouver and Newton Abbot : Douglas, David & Charles, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-ix,(1),1-261,(1), + 24 p. of black and white photos. 8vo, pebbled black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Canals of the World series. "Canad's river and lake systems are vast, so that transportation and communication by water havebeen possible without the massive canal building that was needed in Europe , especially in Britain. Canada therefore is not crisscrossed wtih canals winding their way across level ground. Here is the story of how engineers, by building connections and skilfully placing locks, have adapted and improved the natural waterways to enable giant ships to penetrate deep into the land." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Waterways of Canada: an introduction; 2. Short-cuts in the Maritimes: The Chignecto, St Peter's, Shubenacadie and Canso Canals (21-35); 3. Water Route to the States: The Chambly Canaland the Lock at St Ours; 4. Canals for Defence: The Ottawa River Canals an d the Rideau Canal; 5. Canals along Indian Routes: The Trent Canal system and the Murray Canal; 6. Some Minor Canals: Branch Canals -- Locks at Poupore, Muskoka and St Andrews -- Canals in the West, on Lake Ontario and at Newmarket; 7. The Great Dream: the Georgian Bay Ship Canal; 8. The St LawrenceSystem; 9. The Lachine Canal; 10. The St Lawrence Canals; 11. The Welland Canal; 12. Locks at Sault Ste Marie; 13. The St Lawrence Seaway; 14. A Journey up the Seaway; 15. L'Envoi.Very good in lightly spine-sunned dustjacket. 20.00
Title: Canals of Canada. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Douglas, David & Charles, Vancouver and Newton Abbot, 1976, ISBN:0889140456:
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