A History of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (Hardcover)

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A thousand hands shaped its banks and a thousand ships have traversed the waters of a canal that defined a region. The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal has both provided an important route between the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and acted as a secondary and unofficial boundary between the North and South. Yet this historic waterway almost failed before the first shovel struck earth in 1804. Local historian David Berry tells the fascinating story of the C&D Canal, from the tenacious Gilpin family's sixty-year struggle to open the shipway to the canal's role in the Civil War as a vital path for Union troops and supplies to quickly cross the Delmarva and travel down the Chesapeake.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540223821
ISBN-10: 1540223825
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: March 19th, 2010
Pages: 146
Language: English