19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

An Index of Internet Resources

 

Introduction

Canals have played a significant role in the development of the United States. In adapting European canal-building techniques to the unique environment of North America, American entrepreneurs and engineers opened up large portions of the U.S. to commerce, immigrants and expansion.

This web site is an index of most of the currently known Internet resources (web sites, videos, photos, books, publications, etc.) relating to U.S. canals built in the late 18th and 19th centuries, when canal operation was at its peak. Sites have been chosen which focus on the histories of these canals in this time period.

Although most canals were constructed in the northeast and north-central part of the U.S., some were constructed as far away as Florida, Texas and Oregon. Most canals were used for transportation, some powered factories and some served both purposes. Irrigation and drainage canals are not included in this index.

Organization

Web sites are listed alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by canal name, then alphabetically by web site name. General U.S. canal web sites are listed alphabetically in a separate listing.

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Your feedback and comments are welcome, in order to keep this list of web sites as current and complete as possible.

Rev. Mar., 2016