Dam at Long Island
Cut Stone Dam at Long Island
photo by: Ken Watson, 1999

This dam, unlike some others that have been buried (i.e. Smiths Falls & Old Slys) clearly shows the dressed stone backing. In front of this stonework is impervious clay puddle with a sloping apron of rubble material (clay and gravel) lying in front of the puddle. The dam is still doing its job, holding back the Rideau River, after over 170 years.

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