Presentation on theme: "By: Ethan, Isabelle, and Noah E.. A canal is different from other water passages because it is man made. The idea came from Dewitt Clinton in 1810."— Presentation transcript:
A canal is different from other water passages because it is man made. The idea came from Dewitt Clinton in 1810. Thomas Jefferson scoffed at him.(scoff means laugh at.) The Erie Canal was started on July 4,1817 and completed in 1825.The canal was enlarged in 1835-1865. The Erie Canal was built because it would be faster and cheaper to ship goods. The people who helped build the Erie Canal were immigrants.
The Erie Canal connects Lake Erie to the Hudson River,and the Hudson River connects to the Atlantic Ocean. It took about 8 days to get from Albany to Buffalo on the Erie Canal. Some cities that are along the Erie Canal are Utica, Syracuse, Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, and Rome.
The canal was used to connect the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Erie. Before the canal it took about 100 dollars to ship a ton, once the Erie Canal was made it took about 10 dollars to ship the same amount. The Erie Canal is still being used today! It is used from early May - early November.
The length of the Erie canal was 363 miles long,40 feet wide at the top and the bottom was 28 feet. It was 4 feet deep. Also the locks are 90 feet long. A lock allows a boat to pass from a section of canal at one water level to another area at a different water level.
ISABELLE BANTA Noah E. Hi! My name is Isabelle R. Banta. I have brown hair, brown eyes. Most of my freckles only show up in the SUMMER! I love soccer & swimming. My family & I might move back to Boston. BYE NOW! Hi! My name is Noah E. I like to build ramps. I also like to skateboard. One interesting fact about the Erie Canal is it was hand dug.
Hello, my name is Ethan. My favorite sport is soccer and my favorite subject is science. I am 10 years old. The most interesting thing I learned about the canal is it is 363 miles long.
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