Andrews, Mark, For King and Country, Lieutenant Colonel John By, R.E., Indefatigable Civil-Military Engineer, Heritage Merrickville Foundation, Merrickville, 1998.
Barnes, A.S.L, ed., History of the Rideau Waterway, Conservation Authorities Branch, Department of Energy and Resources Management, Toronto, 1970.
By, Lt. Colonel John, Plan of the Line of the Rideau Canal, 1829. ACML Facsimile Map Series, Map 143, Ottawa, 1993.
Canadian Hydrographic Service, Chart 1512, Ottawa to Smiths Falls, 1984 and Chart 1513, Smiths Falls to Kingston, 1996.
Chewell, James Grant, compiler, A Map of part of the Province of Upper Canada shewing the proposed route for a Canal to unite the waters of Lake Ontario with the Ottawa River, 1825. ACML Facsimile Map Series, Map 141, Ottawa, 1992.
Crandall, Dr. Ian, University of Toronto (Malaria Research), per. comm., 2000.
DeLottinville, Peter, A History of the Smiths Falls Lock Stations, 1827-1978, Manuscript Report 373, Parks Canada, Ottawa, 1979.
Gordanier, Deborah A., Rideau Heritage, R.B. Prints, Inverary, 1982.
Hirsch, R. Forbes, The Commissariat; Survivor of the Bytown Era, Historical Society of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1982.
Legget, Robert, John By; Builder of the Rideau Canal, Founder of Ottawa, Historical Society of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1982.
Legget, Robert, Rideau Waterway, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1955.
Lockwood, Glenn J., Smiths Falls, A Social History of the Men and Women in a Rideau Canal Community, 1794-1994, Town of Smiths Falls, Smiths Falls, 1994.
MacTaggart, John, Three Years In Canada, two volumes, London, 1829.
Passfield, Robert W., Building the Rideau Canal: A Pictorial History, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Don Mills, 1982.
Passfield, Robert W., Engineering the Defence of the Canadas; Lt. Col. John By and the Rideau Canal, Manuscript Report 425, Parks Canada, Ottawa, 1980.
Price, Karen, Construction History of the Rideau Canal, Manuscript Report 193, Parks Canada, Ottawa, 1976.
Purdy, J. Dwight, John By and the Rideau Canal, Irwin Publishing, Toronto, 1986.
Ross, A.H.D., Ottawa, Past and Present, Thorburn & Abbott, Toronto, 1927.
Taylor, John H., Ottawa, An Illustrated History, James Lorimer & Company, Toronto, 1986.
Ten Cate, Adrian G., ed., The Rideau, A Pictorial History of the Waterway, Besancourt Publishers, Brockville, 1981.
Tulloch, Judith, The Rideau Canal, 1832-1914, Manuscript Report 177, Parks Canada, Ottawa, 1975.
Turner, Larry, Merrickville, Jewel on the Rideau, Pertherwin Heritage, Ottawa, 1995.
Van Cortlandt, Gertrude, The Rise and Progress, The City of Ottawa, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, 1858.
Warren, Susan, Hub of the Rideau, A history of South Crosby Township, Haynes Printing Company, Cobourg, 1997.
Welch, Edwin, Sights and Surveys; Two Diarists on the Rideau, Historical Society of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1979.
Wylie, William, Elements of a Military Heritage: A Structural History of the Merrickville, and Newboro Blockhouses, the Jones Falls and Whitefish Guardhouses, and the Jones Falls Defensible Lockmaster's House, Manuscript Report 372, Parks Canada, Ottawa, 1980.
The above is the basic reference material I used to put together the first edition of "A History of the Rideau Lockstations" back in 1999. For a more complete Rideau Canal bibliography, see my Rideau Bibliography page.