W. H. Merritt Gallery: Fourth Welland Canal

There’s More to the Story

There’s always more information, stories, and artifacts than we can fit in an exhibit. Explore the contents below to learn more about the history of the Fourth Welland Canal.

Virtual Museum Lecture: The Busiest Piece of Railway in Canada: the Welland Ship Canal Construction Railway

Local railroad historian Andy Panko will take us on a visual ride as we explore the rails, sidings, and rolling stock of the Welland Ship Canal Construction Railway, one of the busiest railways in Canada at the time of the canal construction.

Archival Document: Operational Orders of the Welland Canal

View the operational orders of the Welland Canal for 1957.

Archival Document: The Welland Ship Canal, 1920

View a copy of the publication “The Welland Ship canal” as published in 1920, during the construction.

Artifact and Images Object Package: Fourth Welland Canal

Explore the Museum’s collection via eMuseum and see objects and photographs related to the Fourth Welland Canal we weren’t able to put on display.

Further Reading

The below list of sources are available at the St. Catharines Public Library.