This view from outside the Bytown Museum looks across the Canal. On Colonel By Day, re-enactors in uniform roamed the area around the locks. Above them, up on the top of the cliff, Colonel By's statue can be glimpsed in the gap, where he looks out from Major's Hill Park.
The Museum itself houses a collection telling the story of Ottawa, its place along the Canal, and its place in the nation. On the first floor, display cases include medical supplies used at the time for workers, whose causes of death might include accidents or illnesses such as malaria. Tools of the time are also displayed, as are models of pulleys used in the early 19th century in the construction of the Canal.
The Vault was used in Colonel By's time as a place to hold money or ammunition securely. The building has been constructed solidly, with thick walls big enough to withstand cannon fire.
The bulk of the museum's collection is on the second and third floors. One passes by a historical plaque first on the way up. The cannonball that closes out today's post caught my eye too.