A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913

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Kent State University Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages
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This book is a profusely illustrated interpretation of life along Ohio's 19th-century canal system: the Miami & Erie Canal with its multiple feeders in central and eastern Ohio.

Gieck recounts the efforts of people involved in the planning and building of the canal system and draws an admiring yet candid picture of the canalers who made their livelihood upon the canal waters.

Designed in an oversized format, this beautiful volume will be welcomed by historians and engineers as well as by all those who find in the surviving canals a fascinating symbol of Ohio's heritage.

  

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Contents

Hydraulics and Operation
12
Aqueducts Culverts and Slackwaters
21
Naval Architecture of Another Kind
35
The Ohio Erie Canal
53
The Miami Erie Canal
124
Feeder Canals
199
g The Canalers and Their Families
228
Entrepreneurs Opportunists and Characters
246
n Effects
264
The Decline
270
The EndWith a Bang
278
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Page 307 - Public documents concerning the Ohio canals, which are to connect Lake Erie with the Ohio River, comprising a complete official history of these great works of internal improvement, from their commencement down to the close of the session of the legislature of 1831-32.

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About the author (1988)

Jack Gieck is a retired engineer. He is past-president of the Canal Society of Ohio and founder of Cinemark, Inc., a producer of technical and historical films including the award-winning video series Ohio's Canal Era. He is the author of the popular A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913 (Kent State University Press, 1988).

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