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

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1910-11-17

Location Note

Folder 3.1

GUSN

GUSN-292627

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

canals
publications
history (discipline)
projects (artistic concepts)
presentations (communicative events)
illustrations (layout features)
maps
essays

Physical Description

1 essay; 8.25 x 11 inches; 48 pages

Collection Code

MS028

Collection Name

Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection

Date of Acquisition

2006

Reference Code

MS028.05.001.006

Places

Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]
New York City (New York state)

Record Details

Originator

Miller, J.W. (Author)

Material Type

essays

Other People

Miller, Thomas, Capt.
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Standish, Myles, 1584?-1656

Other Organizations

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Folder 3.1