Rideau Canal Then


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5 11/16 x 8 13/16 inches

14.5 x 22.5 cm

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I wondered what the Rideau Canal might have looked like when it was Algonquin land, back before Europeans came (first in 1613).

There are accounts of there being fifty-foot hardwood trees and one-hundred-foot white and red pines, that stood so close together they blocked out the sun (obviously, I didn’t get that part right).

I’ve read that there used to be hundreds of small rivulets throughout the forests that didn’t dry up in summer. They disappeared, unfortunately, when the trees were cut down. This lead to the need to irrigate farms. 

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