Steve Wheeler has published a book called Bytown, the story of the Ottawa Valley in the 1830s. You can find out more about it at smashwords.com
Here’s the blurb from the publisher:
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.