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Merrickville in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Twin Canals / Les canaux jumelés

 
 
Twin Canals / Les canaux jumelés Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
1. Twin Canals / Les canaux jumelés Marker
Inscription.  

The Caledonian Canal of Scotland, engineered by Thomas Telford and completed in 1822, is twinned with the Rideau Canal to commemorate their historical link, purpose and function, and to recognize the enduring importance of canals to communities the world over.

[Dedicated] 17-10-1993

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Le canal Caledonian d'Écosse, construit par Thomas Telford et terminé en 1822, est jumelé au canal Rideau afin de rappeler leur lien historique, leur but et leur fonction et de reconnaître l'importance durable des canaux pour les collectivités du monde entier.

[Dédié] 17-10-1993

 
Erected 1993 by Parks/Parcs Canada and British Waterways.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 44° 54.982′ N, 75° 50.264′ W. Marker is in
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Merrickville, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is on Main Street just west of St. Lawrence Street (Provincial Highway 15), on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the Merrickville Blockhouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 279 St Lawrence Street, Merrickville ON K0G 1N0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canal Twins / Les canaux jumelés (here, next to this marker); Dr. Jim Connor (here, next to this marker); Merrickville (a few steps from this marker); The Merrickville Blockhouse / Le blockhaus de Merrickville (within shouting distance of this marker); Blockhaus de Merrickville Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Merrickville Blockhouse 1832 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Merrickville Scout Group (within shouting distance of this marker); Merrickville United Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merrickville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rideau Canal National Historic Site. Parks Canada website entry (Submitted on November 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Caledonian Canal. Scottish Canals website entry (Submitted on November 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Twin Canals / Les canaux jumelés Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
2. Twin Canals / Les canaux jumelés Marker
Rideau Canal Lock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2019
3. Rideau Canal Lock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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