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"The History and Economic Value of Canals, with Special Reference to the Cape Cod Canal" (2 copies)

MS028.05.001.006 (RS195436)

Description

This essay, presented to the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in New York, explains the value of the modern canal with a increased emphasis on that of the Cape Cod Canal. Author J.W. Miller begins his work by telling the history of the canal, dating back to ancient times. He also gives the historical background for the Cape Cod Canal, including the pre-modern ideas of Myles Standish and George Washington. Regarding the Cape Cod Canal itself, Miller details the specific facts and figures about the project as well as its potential for success. At the end of the publication, there is a denoted question and answer section which occurred during Miller's presentation. Also contained at the conclusion of the publication is a series of illustrations, primarily maps.

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Details

Collection Name
Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection
Collection Code
MS028
Dates
1910-11-17
Date of Acquisition
2006
Physical Description
1 essay; 8.25 x 11 inches; 48 pages
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
GUSN
292627
Reference Code
MS028.05.001.006

Record details

Originator
Miller, J.W. (Author)
Other People
Miller, Thomas, Capt.
Standish, Myles, 1584?-1656
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Other Organizations
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Descriptive Terms
canals
history (discipline)
illustrations (layout features)
maps
presentations (communicative events)
projects (artistic concepts)
publications
Material Type
essays
Places
Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]
New York City (New York state)
Location Note
Folder 3.1

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