Item M440-1274 - Depth of the Moira River for Channel Plan

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CA ON00156 M/M440-1274

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Depth of the Moira River for Channel Plan

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  • 1881-1887 (Creation)

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1 map (85.0 x 39.0cm)

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(1843-1930)

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John D. Evans was born in Goderich, Ontario on 27 May 1843. He was educated at the Upper Canada College in Toronto. He trained as a land surveyor and moved to Belleville, Ontario, in 1867. He worked as a surveyor and architect, being responsible for a number of buildings in Belleville including what is now City Hall (built 1872-1873). He worked as the Chief Engineer of the Central Ontario Railway from 1881, retiring in 1925. Evans died in Toronto on 7 November 1930.

His son, John Walter Evans was a prominent engineer and surveyor in the City of Belleville.

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Donated by the Col W. N. Ponton Estate.

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A map showing, primarily, the depth of the Moira River within Belleville, Ontario. Together with a written report, it proposed a channel to the New Ferry Slip. Major streets and some lots are also labelled. By John D. Evans, P.L.S. on April 28, 1881 or 1887. Scale: 66 feet : 1". Note the interesting colouring at dimmed edges.

Donated by the Col W. N. Ponton Estate.

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