John Redpath’s success in building the Lachine Canal led to further major projects including his partnering with Thomas McKay, to construct the locks at Jones Falls, Ontario on the giant Rideau Canal project between 1827 and 1828. In addition, Redpath built the Notre-Dame Basilica and some of the first buildings atMcGill University.
photo 1: Steamer Rideau Queen in the Kingston Mills lock,
Rideau Canal, [between 1898 and 1920]
Marsden Kemp fonds
Reference Code: C 130-1-0-16-3
Archives of Ontario, I0013019
photo 2: The Rideau Canal today