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LeBoat
One of the most charming parts of the Rideau Canal is that Parks Canada staff
still work the massive gates with hand crank mechanisms to open and close
the doors. The staff are both friendly and very helpful.

The TVO documentary is embellished through the use of graphic effects that
provide information, map references and historic recreations.

which are still opened by hand. The
construction of the canal was supervised
by Lieutenant-Colonel John By of the
Royal Engineers. Started in the fall of
1826, it was completed by the spring
of 1832. The first full steamboat transit
of the canal was done by Robert
Drummond's steamboat, Rideau (aka
"Pumper"), leaving Kingston on May 22,
1832 with Colonel By and family on
board, and arriving in Bytown on May 29,
1832. To the surprise of no one since, the
project came in delayed and over budget.
Much of its original purpose was to
provide passage from Montreal to Kingston should war with the Americans
threaten passage and since it was
relatively easy compared to navigating the
pre-locks, pre-Seaway St. Lawrence, it
was commercially popular even though
no war fare materialized.

GET OUT THERE
Today, The Rideau is much as it was
although the modern world surrounds it.
It is the domain of pleasure boats up and
down its length. Cottagers, canoeists, fishing boats and cruisers keep it busy
although not quite as populous as the
Trent Severn. In the winter, the downstream portion in Ottawa is turned into
the world's longest skating rink packed
with healthy skaters eating traditional
beaver tail snacks.
The park is Maintained and staffed by
Parks Canada. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1925 and
in 2007, it was inscribed as a UNESCO
World Heritage Site recognizing it as a
work of human creative genius. The
Rideau Canal is recognized as the best
preserved example of a slack water canal
in North America demonstrating the use

LeBoat Charters on the Rideau Canal:
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beauty of the Rideau Canal. One of
the greatest engineering feats of the
19th century, the Rideau Canal is the
oldest continuously-operated canal
system in North America. Traveling
along this attractive waterway, you
will be able to unwind and take in the
spectacular nature, picturesque towns
and lively cities of this UNESCO World
Heritage Site. No special qualifications
are required to operate your LeBoat
charter yacht and the friendly LeBoat
staff will explain all that you need to
know before you depart.
For further information and video inspiration:
New Video From Le Boat - Keep
Dreaming
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Canada -Rideau Canal Video
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Rideau Canal Guide Book
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of European slackwater technology in
North America on a large scale.
If the Rideau was in France or Austria,
Canadians would be bucket-listing it and
booking luxury cruises. Perhaps because it
is next to free, next door and you could go
there by boat, or by charter any time, we
don't seem to get around to it. I am
suggesting you really should and the
documentary will help convince you. *

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2020

At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
The Port Hole: June 2020
Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
Crossing The Line: Self-Isolation
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 4
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 8
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 9
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - The Port Hole: June 2020
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Crossing The Line: Self-Isolation
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