The Erie Canal

By: Logan Spearman

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It is located in Michigan, USA.

What do we use it for?

The united states wanted to improve transportation and to link the great lakes together. Plus, it reduced the cost of shipping.

When was it started and how much did it cost?

It was started being built on July 4, 1817. The whole construction took about $7 million to build.

Fun facts

-New York was named "The empire state" with the help of the Erie canal

-The whole canal is 363 miles long

-About 15 to 18 years ago people called it the Erie Barge Canal

-First used on May 17,1821

-It inspired others to build canals

-Increased foreign trade