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History of the British canal system


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 from ...



HISTORY OF CANALS including The great canal of Darius I, China's Grand Canal, Flash locks and pound locks, European canals, Bridgewater Canal.

Canal history | Canal & River Trust


Many of our canals and rivers were built at the height of the industrial revolution and stepping foot onto one of our towpaths is akin to stepping into a living ...

The Canal Era [ushistory.org]


The Canal Era. ... U.S. History · ushistory.org Homepage ..... Canals like this one meandered across the Pennsylvania landscape in the 1800s. Some, like this ...

Early American Canals


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 ...

A concise history of UK canals and waterways. - Canal Junction


The 'Canal Age' and Canal Mania, the aftermath, 19th century canal decline, 20th century canal regeneration.

Building the Erie Canal Video - New York - HISTORY.com


Opened in 1825, the Erie Canal was one of the most extraordinary engineering feats of the 19th century, connecting eastern ports and manufacturing with the ...

Panama Canal - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Panama Canal, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

How canal and lock is made - material, history, used, structure ...


A canal is a man-made waterway. Canals are built for a variety of uses including irrigation, land drainage, urban water supply, hydroelectric power generation, ...

Canal History - New York State Canals


Canal History. The New York State Canal System is not only rich in history, but also culture. Many immigrants worked long and hard on "Clinton's Ditch" to create  ...

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Canals 1750 to 1900 - History Learning Site


Canals were needed for the Industrial Revolution which was creating huge amounts of heavy produce which had to be moved. Roads simply could not handle ...

History of canals in Great Britain - London Canal Museum


In the history of canals, Britain was not a pioneer. The Chinese can claim that the Grand Canal of China was one of the first, in the tenth century, although even ...

History of Ohio's Canals


Provides the history, maps and survey plats, and hydraulic operations of Ohio's canal system.