Rideau-Canal, Kanal in Canada (Britisches Nordamerika), verbindet den Ontario See mit dem Ottawa River u. dadurch mit dem Lorenzostrom u. dem Atlantischen Ocean; beginnt bei Kingstown am Eingange des Cataraqui, geht durch den Rideau See (154 Fuß über dem Spiegel des Ontario Sees u. 283 Fuß über dem des Ottawa Riwer) hat 67 Schleußen u. trifft den Ottawa River bei der Stadt Ottawa (früher Bytown); er ist 35 Meilen lang u. für Dampfboote bis zu 134 Fuß Länge, 33 Fuß Breite u. 5 Fuß Tiefgang fahrbar.

Pierer's Lexicon. 1857–1865.

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