Sir John A. Macdonald opens the Murray Canal

The near catastrophe at the opening ceremony for the Murray Canal is a story that showcases the great wit and humour of Sir John A. Macdonald. It gives just the smallest sense of the immense historical significance of the Murray Canal District.

The story of Sir John A. Macdonald opening the Murray Canal.
A page from the Tobey book, Wilmott Maxwell Tobey and Wilfred M. Sprung, Circa 1970?. Courtesy of Brighton Library

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