Tuesday, July 7, 2015

John By Memorial

The John By Memorial is a block of granite on the west side of the Rideau Canal opposite the third lock gate up from the Ottawa River.



1826 — 1926

IN HONOUR OF
JOHN BY
LIEUTENANT COLONAL ROYAL ENGINEERS

IN 1826 HE FOUNDED BYTOWN
DESTINED TO BECOME THE CITY OF OTTAWA
CAPITAL OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN THE CENTENARY YEAR