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    Spanning 365 miles in length, the Erie Canal was first created in 1825. Since that time, it has become a popular destination for Erie Canal houseboat rentals. From May to November, the canal comes alive as houseboat vacationers and boaters fill the area. At the Erie Canal's marinas, visitors can find all of the amenities that they need to traverse the waterways. Motor boats can be rented for the day, and houseboat rentals are readily available. Visitors can select from houseboats ranging from basic designs to luxury yachts. Experiencing the Area Erie Canal is known for having a range of wildlife parks. The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is located in Seneca Falls. Visitors can also check out Niagara Falls and the mighty Adirondacks.…

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    The Erie Canal has been praised for years as a well-known legendary waterway around the world (Larkin 1998). The canal has been termed as “the greatest public work undertaken by a free society solely for the benefit of its people…the undertaking was a prodigious one” (Edmonds 1960, p. 1). Not only was the forty feet wide, four foot deep and 363 miles canal, which originally contained 77 locks, able to bridge a connection from Lake Erie to the Hudson and a 66 mile link to the Champlain Canal as a…

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    the Erie canal. The creation of the Erie canal created a route from the Atlantic ocean of the Hudson river to the great lakes of lake Erie, helping stimulate the economy of America and the state of New york, which Erie canal ran through, because of Erie canal , it shaped America’s network inside and outside its borders during the Industrial Revolution by technological innovation , economic globalization, commerce and trade. The Erie canal opened in the October of 1825 and It…

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    John Rutherford wrote this article about the Erie Canal to the people of New York informing them of the recent concerns about who is in control of the canal, who can transport goods by the canal, and how the canal will operate. He uses examples and details telling New York that some Citizens of the Western States will not use the canal because they believe it will be to be trafficked by the big cities’ trade instead. This causing them to continue using other waterways including the Welland canal…

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    dangerous, long and hard labor until the Erie canal came and made life a lot easier. The Erie canal was made in 1817 and finished in 1825, it cost over seven million dollars for the 363 mile long waterway. Was the canal better than the roads or was it consider obsolete or inferior to the roads? The roads are more expensive, require more mules or horses to pull and overall takes longer. The canal is cheaper, faster and safer than the roads but its biggest contribution to history was that it…

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    How exactly did the Erie Canal change America? If it is located in New York, how would people transport all the way across the world? It takes time and shipping cargo. FedEx and USPS are how you get what you ordered online to your house. It is like you ordering a new college book from New York, but you live in California. The Erie Canal changed America by transportation, social changes, and use of time and costs. Transportation was a big deal back then because that’s how they got from…

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    The Erie Canal "Low bridge, everybody down"! People had to say that when they were going by a low bridge on the Erie Canal because one lady fell asleep and her head was smashed like a watermelon. The Erie Canal was built in 1817 and was only finished in 1825. That’s only 8 years and it was 363 miles long.To build the canal it's cost was 7 million and they quickly got payed back within 9 years.The Erie Canal changed the United States in many ways. The Erie Canal's creation would…

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    the year 1817, a manmade canal was built and changed the lives of many ordinary Americans. The Erie Canal is a canal that spreads from Albany to Buffalo New York and connects with the Great Lakes. The Canal gave residents the chance to start over and build up from what they have. I have had the opportunity to read The Artificial River by Carol Sheriff. In her book, she explained how the Erie Canal changed lives and how it help show progress in American history. Some topics that Sheriff used to…

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    Erie Canal In the early 1800s, Clinton was governor of New York twice. Clinton was a very big supporter for the construction of the Erie Canal. However, his support didn’t matter if it was just him wanting the Canal to become something. The time required to build the canal would be at least 8 years and cost to make it happen would be at least 7 million dollars. A lot of people criticized and made a joke of Clinton for this. Before the Erie Canal, there was basically no east-west trade. When…

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    1. Speed is one of the most important factors in life when dealing with the every changing market. In order to keep up with the market, there were new innovations that came into play to keep up with the speed, such as Conestogas, new roads, canals, steamboats, and railroads. Steamboats helped to make the two-way commerce possible in eastern river systems and continuing to create a transcontinental trade and an agricultural territory. It became easier for people to buy and sell goods via larger…

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