Lieutenant-Colonel John By National Historic Person (1779-1836)
Lieutenant-Colonel John By was designated a national historic person in 1954.
Historical importance: One of the greatest early engineers in Canada who built the Rideau Canal.
The National Program of Historical Commemoration relies on the participation of Canadians in the identification of places, events and persons of national historic significance. Any member of the public can nominate a topic for consideration by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
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