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The First Spike .

This book is about the early railways, tramways, roads,

historic canoe and logging routes of eastern Ontario.

About the author

Men build a large causeway for the Canadian Northern Railway in 1912 near Chaffey's Locks.

Learn how these huge causeways were built using hand labour over 100 years ago.

Tall ships in Bath Ontario.

Tall ships operated for 100 years after the first steam ships appeared and 50 years after the first railways. Learn why.

A Cobourg & Peterborough Railway engine at the Blairton iron mine near Marmora.

Iron ore was fundamental to financing early railways, yet our rails had to be imported from Britain.

The K&P Railway crosses the Madawaska River at Calabogie.

This was the biggest bridge on the K&P, but the causeway and rock cut just south of it was the real challenge.