The Rideau Canal — Part of a Defense System to Protect Canada Against Invasion by the U.S.A.

Times were tense between Great Britain and the United States following the War of 1812

The locks of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where the canal meets the Ottawa River.
Pleasure boats pass through the locks of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where the canal meets the Ottawa River. Boaters operate the lock gates by hand. © 2021 Randy Runtsch.

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