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Delaware & Chesapeake Canal...

Item # 217840

June 03, 1829

* Chesapeake & Delaware Canal
* Paul Revere

A pg. 3 report says the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal will be navigable by July 1st. The report describes the canal as ...one of the greatest works of human skill and ingenuity in the world; the greatest perpendicular of which is upwards of 76 feet, the whole lengthy four miles, and over the deepest part a bridge of one arch is thrown, with a span of 250 feet. A back page ad for The Revere Copper Company includes a woodcut of a bell and two cannon barrels. Other news of the day and other advertisements Large area of lite dampstaining but none in this content.

Category: Pre-Civil War