9 Dewitt Clinton“Gov. Dewitt Clinton at the opening ceremony marking the completion of the Erie Canal ahead of schedule in 1825.” (“The Key Players”)
10 Opening the watersClinton sailed from Buffalo to NYC on the canal and emptied a barrel of Lake Erie Water into the Atlantic Ocean as part of the grand opening of the Canal (“Erie”).
11 WorkersThe job took thousands of workers, many being European immigrants because the US paid three times more than their home countries would pay for any type of job (Rosenberg).They had to dig it all by hand.
12 Cost Canal cost $7 million Federal Government would not fund NYC had to come up with money on its ownPaid it off by the use of tolls(Rosenberg)
13 New advancementsNew advancements such as the railroads and automobiles basically ended the Erie Canal’s business (Rosenberg).The canal is now mainly used for recreational reasons.
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