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Memorial Number: 35059-029
Type: sundial
Location: Parliament Hill
Address: Wellington Street
Reference: Close to Baldwin-Lafontaine Monument
Ottawa, ON
Surveyor: Ken Holmes, Richard Turcotte
Photo Credit: Richard Turcotte

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A sundial behind the East Block on Parliament Hill and overlooking the set of locks remembers the Royal Sappers and Miners. Overlooking the locks of the Rideau Canal, the sundial was used on that site in1826-27 and was restored in 1919.

(Note: The site of present-day Parliament Hill was the site of the barracks, military hospital, etc, during the construction of the Rideau Canal. A sundial at this location would have been a useful item for the Royal Sappers and Miners and civilian workforce employed on the project.) ( Also refer to memorial number 59006-007)


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On this spot
A Sundial was erected
by the
ROYAL SAPPERS AND MINERS
under
Lt Colonel JOHN BY, RE,
about 1826-27.
Restored 1919 by the Historic Landmarks Association of Canada.

Presented by Thomas Ritchie, Belleville Ont.

Sur cet emplacement
un cadran solaire a été installé
par les
ROYAL SAPPERS & MINERS
sous le commandement du
Lt Colonel JOHN BY, RE,
circa 1826-27.
Restauré en 1919
par l`Assocaition du Canada
des sites historiques.

Don de
Thomas Ritchie, Belleville Ont.