Episode 4: Connected (1824 - 1890)

Risk-taking inventors build a cutting-edge Canada.

William Hamilton Merritt spent six years raising money to fund construction of the Welland Canal. Alfred Barrett was the lead engineer. (Canada: The Story of Us)

Presented by

Produced with the participation of


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.