Lakes and Islands, Times Past
Remains of Morton blockhouse c.1920
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
This wooden blockhouse built on a promotory overlooking the Whitefish Dam was built in 1838 by the Rideau Canal to guard this spot following the Rebellion of Upper Canada. It housed 8 soldiers of the 4th Battalion of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada until about 1843. Following this it was used by canal staff and later was rented out to various individuals. It eventually was abandoned and was either torn down or fell down around 1930.
Date of Publication
1920
Subject(s)
Local identifier
RL18-0013
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.53342 Longitude: -76.19938
Contact
Rideau Lakes Public Library
Email:rideaulakeshistory@gmail.com
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
P.O. Box 189
26 Halladay St.
Elgin, Ontario
K0G 1E0
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Remains of Morton blockhouse c.1920


This wooden blockhouse built on a promotory overlooking the Whitefish Dam was built in 1838 by the Rideau Canal to guard this spot following the Rebellion of Upper Canada. It housed 8 soldiers of the 4th Battalion of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada until about 1843. Following this it was used by canal staff and later was rented out to various individuals. It eventually was abandoned and was either torn down or fell down around 1930.