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Nicol Hugh Baird

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AKA Nichol Hugh Baird[1]

1796 Born in Glasgow, son of Hugh Baird, superintendent of the Forth and Clyde Canal.

1816 Apprenticed to his father, began to study engineering

Employed on reconstruction work at St Petersburg

1828 Emigrated to Canada; clerk of works on the construction of the Rideau Canal

Then supervised construction of the Trenton Bridge over the Trent river

1831 Nichol Baird of Upper Canada, Civil Engineer, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[2]

1849 Died[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Civil engineer records
  2. 1831 Institution of Civil Engineers
  3. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Volume VII: 1836 to 1850. Edited by Francess G. Halpenny. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988
  • "A Respectable Ditch: A History of the Trent Severn Waterway, 1833-1920" by James T. Angus, p. 24