Canadian Canal Society - Societe des Canaux du Canada

The Welland Canal Company
The Welland Canal Company,
A Study in Canadian Enterprise

The CCS has reprinted The Welland Canal Company, A Study in Canadian Enterprise, by Hugh J.G. Aitken (Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1954). The original TEXT is reproduced in its entirety with the permission of the author and publisher. A note on Sources, and an Errata list, has been compiled by Society member Roberta M. Styran.

Paper-bound only; retail price ** new price ** $15.00 + $7.00 postage and handling.

This Great National Object - Building the Nineteeth-Century Welland Canals
This Great National Object In This Great National Object, Roberta Styran and Robert Taylor - the unparalleled experts on the subject - recount the story of the Welland canals, with particular emphasis on the experiences of the engineers, contractors, and labourers who built the inland waterways between 1824 and 1889.

The history of the Welland Canals is a gripping tale of epic proportions. Given the ongoing importance of the Great Lakes in the North American economy, interest in the St. Lawrence Seaway - of which the Welland is "the Great Swivel Link" - and the relevance of labour history, This Great National Object will be of interest to enthusiasts and historians alike.

View this book on the McGill-Queen's University Press website - see It is also available through on-line book retailers such as

Rideau Canal
History of the Rideau Lockstations The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the oldest continuously operated canal in North America. Rideau researcher and author, Ken Watson has investigated the building of the locks and explored the pre-canal landscape of the Rideau waterway. A History of the Lockstations takes a lock by lock look at the construction of the canal. His book, The Rideau Route, investigates the first surveys of the route and reveals the pre-canal landscape, the reason for the exact placement and size of each lock and dam.

A History of the Rideau Lockstations (2000): $19.95

The Rideau Route: Exploring the Pre-Canal Waterway (2007): $14.95

These two books are offered for sale by the author. To purchase, please visit his website at:
The Rideau Route

Please make your cheque or money order payable to the "Canadian Canal Society" and mail to:

Canadian Canal Society
c/o Editor, Canals Canada
248 Tower Drive
Toronto, ON M1R 3R1

Home | About Us | Membership | Publications | Events | Canadian Canals | People | Links

© Canadian Canal Society