The Great American Canals (volume 13); Y Archer Butler Hulbert

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byArcher Butler Hulbert

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL AND ITS RIVAL IT is exceedingly interesting to note that the old plan of Washington's, by which the Middle West and Northwest were to be held in fee by those who controlled the Potomac, was as dominant now in 1823 as it was, within a limited circle, in 1784. In fact this is what the Potomac Company, the Potomac Canal Company, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company and the Baltimore and Ohio Railway Company have all stood for -- this commercial control of the trans-Allegheny empire. Our general plan demands a full examination of this phase of our subject at the time at which we now have arrived-- 1823. In view of the canal project now on the tapis the Potomac Company adopted a resolution on February 3, 1823, signifying their willingness (!) to surrender their charter on liberal terms to a new company for the prosecution of the new plan of communication. A bill was introduced, in accordance with the same plan in the Maryland legislature, to incorporate a joint stock company to be known as ' The Potomac Canal Company.' It was estimated that the proposed work of cutting a canal, from Potomac tide-water (Washington, D. C.) up the valley, across the mountains to a branch of the Ohio, and down the same, at a million and a half dollars, of which Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia were each to subscribe one-third."21 A commission was appointed by Virginia and Maryland to examine the old route across the Alleghenies marked out by Washington with a view to the possibility of constructing a canal from the head of the Potomac to one of the heads of the Ohio. James Schriver made an examination of the Alleghenies with reference to the new canal in the summer of 1823, and the result was given to the public in the form of a ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL AND ITS RIVAL IT is exceedingly interesting to note that the old plan of Washington's, by w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217081266

ISBN - 13:9780217081269

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