The British canal system of water transport played a vital role in the United
Kingdom's Industrial Revolution at a time when roads were only just emerging
Canals were needed for the Industrial Revolution which was creating huge ...
could not be transported by canal as refrigerated units had yet to be invented.
HISTORY OF CANALS including The great canal of Darius I, China's Grand
Canal, Flash locks and pound locks, European canals, Bridgewater Canal.
History of canals in Britain, a general history. ... use today in Britain is said to
have been invented by Chhiao Wei-Yo, in the year 983, in China, although the
The UK canals were originally built during the Industrial Revolution to carry cargo
- long before motorways and even before trains. Believe it or not, there was ...
Inspired by the English and Dutch systems of canals, Americans began to eye the
possibility of man-made waterways early in their history. George Washington ...
The Canal Era. ... Robert Fulton, the steamboat inventor, sent George
Washington a copy of his "Treatise on Canal Navigation." Then he followed up
with this ...
By the 1790's Britain was going through a period known as "Canal Mania".
During this time Acts of Parliament were passed for the construction of over 50
Leonardo da Vinci's Invention for the canal lock was one of his most enduring
achievements. The lock he invented – the miter lock, is still in use today at almost
Canal companies never solved the problems of speed, making the invention of a
faster method of transport almost inevitable. When the railways were introduced ...