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Building Canada   

"Waterways" by Robert W. Passfield, chapter in Building Canada, A History of Public Works , Norman R. Ball, Senior Editor, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988), pp. 113-142. This chapter provides a comprehensive historical overview of waterways improvements in Canada, 1608-1988, focussing on river navigations, canals, timber slides, and lighthouses, within the context of government policies of national economic development.

Batir un Pays   

“Les voies d’eau”, chapitre en Bâtir un Pays, Histoire des travaux publics au Canada (Montréal: Les éditions Boreal, 1988), pp. 127-154. Traduction. Ce chapitre fournit une vue d’ensemble historique détaillée de la construction de rivières navigables, canaux, glissoires pour le bois, et phares, dans le contexte de la politique du gouvernement canadien concernant le développement économique national.

The Peterborough Hydraulic Lift Lock   

"The Lift Then and Now" by Robert W. Passfield, chapter, in The Peterborough Hydraulic Lift Lock , Jean Murray Cole, ed., (Peterborough: Friends of the Trent-Severn, l987), pp. 39-51. This chapter focuses on the design evolution, working components, and operation of the Peterborough hydraulic lift lock, and assesses its historic and engineering significance in the context of European lift lock design and construction, and technology transfer.

Science, Technology and Medicine in Canada's Past   

“A Wilderness Survey: Laying out the Rideau Canal, 1826-1832" by Robert W. Passfield, chapter in Science, Technology and Medicine in Canada’s Past , Richard A. Jarrell & James P. Hull, eds, (Thornhill, Ontario: The Scientia Press, 1991, pp. 149-171. This chapter is a reprint of an article that first appeared in the Canadian Institute of Surveying Centennial Proceedings ( 1982); and in a subsequent reprinting in the HSTC Bulletin (1982). It was selected by the editors, for inclusion in an edited volume of outstanding articles in the history of Canadian science, technology, and medicine.

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