Booth’s Mill — Eddy’s Lumber Dock— Near Tragedies

Booth’s Mill — Eddy’s Lumber Dock— Near Tragedies

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 Oct 1928, Sat  •  Page 36

The site of that bold project of 1826-27 is now covered by the series of bridges and approaches over the Chaudiere route of today. But that first conquest of the Chaudiere still ranks as one of the greatest of pioneer engineering epics. It presented almost insuperable obstacles.In spite of dangers and difficulties MacTaggart took it all in his stride. With pride in his craftsmanship he declared: “This bridge, if we manage to build and finish It off as we ought, will surpass almost any other in the world as a wonderful piece of superstructure. It is to have eight arches; five of 60 feet span, two of 70 feet and one of 200 feet over the Big Kettle, where sounding-line hath not yet found a bottom at 300 feet deep.” (We never knew that our Chaudiere was that deep!)

Eddy’s Lumber Docks Wikimedia Commons

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 Oct 1928, Sat  •  Page 36

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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