Aerial pictures filmed with a DJI Phantom three Superior. The Ottawa Rowing Membership is the oldest rowing membership in Canada. It was based on 6 June 1867, the identical 12 months because the Canadian Confederation. One in all its founders and first patron, Sir John A. Macdonald, was Canada’s first prime minister. In early 1870s, the ORC ceased to exist earlier than being re-introduced on 25 June 1875. The unique membership home was a picket constructing, initially constructed on pontoons, and moored to the shore of the Ottawa river on the foot of parliament hill, between the Rideau canal and the Chaudière falls. While the view from the membership home over the Chaudière falls was picturesque, the rowing situations had been troublesome: huge discipline of sawdust and different refuse from an immense lumber mill located concerning the falls, and logs escaping from the booms. Every spring, together with the melting ice, the membership home floated downstream and got here aground. Yearly it was introduced again up close to the Rideau canal. In 1884 and 1885, the membership home suffered necessary harm when it sank. In spring 1896, the members of the Membership determined to buy a bit of the river entrance property at 10 Woman Gray Drive and depart the membership home in its present, everlasting location. An addition (the current boat home) was added to the unique constructing. The membership is simply west of and under Sir John A. Macdonald’s residence Earnscliffe that’s now the residence of the Britain’s Excessive Commissioner to Canada. With near 1000 members, the Ottawa Rowing Membership is among the largest golf equipment in Canada.