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Two original Erie Canal locks rediscovered

Two original Erie Canal locks rediscovered
trefwoorden: VS - Eriekanaal - sloten - 19e eeuw
In its 19th-century heyday, pioneers, immigrants and cargo swarmed the Erie Canal, a bustling gateway that opened up the country's heartland and the West.
When the canal faded from prominence at the turn of the past century, a myth arose that it had been destroyed.
Armed with old maps and shovels, a group of scientists has set out to prove otherwise. Since 1999, their careful detective work has yielded promise: They have recovered two original canal locks and other remnants from when the man-made waterway expanded.

Lees verder bij: Washington Times (2 november 2003)