New York State Canals: A Short History
Publish date: June 1st 1998
Publisher: Purple Mountain Press
Pages no: 104
Edition language: English
The first three decades of the 19th century was the heyday of canal construction in the United States. Overland transport was not practical for large, heavy loads -and this posed a real obstacle for those wishing to colonize the interior of North America and establish commerce. To be sure, the conti...