Erie Canal

Stared 1808, Completed 1825

Why The Canal Was Made.........

Produced by Denwitt Clinton, this canal was made to open Appalation Mountains, for your safe crossing, and to help you bring the produce to your market (marketing).

How This Canal Was Built.......

This Canal had a 10ft wide towpath, it was built along the bank for horses/mules to pull the boots over the canal. In 1903 the states had decided to enlarge the canal.

This Caused a Difference.......

This canal made a big increase in marketing, across the appilation mountains, moving and changing of what people can buy, from the west and south. This transpertation helped people also cross those daring mountains. this allowed people to settle in the Ohio Valley on mjaor farm land, causing around the canal to grow along the canal.