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"New Telegraph Circuit For Ottawa"
Announced 01 May, 1894
The Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraph Company has announced in Montreal that construction on a new telegraph circuit has begun between Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario. This circuit will essentially follow the Rideau Canal entering the towns and villages along the entire route. There are now fifteen men currently employed for the Company constructing this circuit. It is expected the contract will be completed within the next six weeks. [A confirmation article could not be located but it would be assumed that [the circuit was operational sometime around mid-June 1894 - interestingly, [this ties in with the CPR line building their Lakshore Route from Glen [Tay to Lake Ontario - originally the tracks were to go south from Bathurst [Station (my grandfather's station then too!) [creating a Junction with the O&Q but this was later changed.]