The early development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal project

Ward, George Washington

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Inhaltsangabe: The Early Development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Project. INTRODUCTION. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, as it exists to-day, lies on the north shore of the Potomac River, forming a navigable water-way between Georgetown, near the head of tide-water in the Potomac, and Cumberland, at the eastern base of the Alleghany Mountains, where Will s Creek joins the Potomac. The canal is one hundred and eighty-six miles in length, sixty feet wide at the surface (with some exceptions) and six feet deep. There are two very expensive aqueducts, besides many culverts. The water supply is drawn from the Potomac by means of six dams with their feeders, while the difference in level between Georgetown and Cumberland is overcome by eighty-one locks. Ground was broken for the work by John Quincy A dams, then President of the United States, on the Fourth of July, 1828, the same day on which groimd was broken for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, by the venerable Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Thus auspiciously begun under the patronage of the United States, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal soon came into the care of the state of Maryland, and was not completed to Cumberland tmtil October, 1850, more than twenty-two years after the work was commenced. Such, in a word, is the origin of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal project was something of a widely different character. It is to the history of the project that this monograph is chiefly devoted.
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