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William A. Bowden

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William A. Bowden (c1872-1924), Chief Engineer of the Canadian Department of Railways and Canals.


1924 Obituary.[1]

"The Chief Engineer of the Canadian Department of Railways and Canals - Mr. William A. Bowden died suddenly at Ottawa on February 3rd, at the age of fifty-two years. Mr. Bowden had held the position for fourteen years, and had supervised the construction and operation of many important public works, including the Hudson Bay Railway, the Prince Edward Island Ferry Terminals, the Port Culborne elevator, and the Welland Ship Canal. His more important work was his collaboration with Colonel Wooten, of the United States Government, in the report to the International Joint Commission on the St. Lawrence waterways. Mr. Bowden's long study of, and familiarity with, the problem of the development of the power of the St. Lawrence, concerning which m~negotiations are now in progress between the Canadian and American Governments, will render his loss deeply felt, and his place difficult to fill"



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