By Steve Wheeler
Published: March 24, 2012.
Seventeen year old ROB MACLEAN lives on a farm on the Ottawa River in the 1830's. He dreams of going west with JUDITH MORGAN, daughter of local timber baron,SAM MORGAN. Their fathers are enemies.
The violence of Bytown, the Shiner gang, BIG JOE MUFFERAW’s epic bareknuckle match with the Royal Navy champion and Colonel JOHN BY's Rideau Canal project background the young people's struggle.