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The Ghost of Kat

"Fleet Street Pumping Station" - Ottawa

"Fleet Street Pumping Station" - Ottawa

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Located in Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats, this was Ottawa’s first pumping station. It is used to pump unfiltered water from the Ottawa River into the city’s water system. Built in 1875, the station uses hydraulic power to pump water, and is the only one of its kind still in use in Canada. The pumping station was designated as a heritage site in 1982, and the whitewater course created by the station is enjoyed by canoe and kayak enthusiasts. The pumping station is thought to sit above a secret, underground cavern that lies under LeBreton Flats. Accounts from older citizens of Ottawa state that they remember being able to crawl on their hands and knees to a freshwater spring hidden under the city. The cavern has long since been sealed up due to safety issues, though evidence suggests that a secret entrance to the cavern may still exist.


This print is a reproduction of a drawing made by Kat Jetté in 2023. The image is printed on Epson archival matte paper and packaged with a foamcore backing.

Image size: 6 x 4 1/4"

Paper size: 8 x 10”

$5 shipping within Canada. 

Free curbside pick-up in Ottawa available.

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