By: Dayse & Bree

canal Information

Canals were man made waterways from travel and/or shipping. It gave much more access to the rich land and resources west of the Appalachians.
This main Canal helped New York become a commercial city, also spurring westward movement.



You probably have to have redundant levee systems with canals in between them like the dutch have, to make sure that incoming water is channeled off to areas where you deal with it rather than have it drown you. - anonymous

My dad is a working man on the canals, one of the last people to take a boat through the top locks. Now we have no where to visit him. I am very upset. - Chris Taylor