"The Cape Cod Canal: Illustrated" (3 copies)

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1911-03-00

Location Note

Folder 3.2

GUSN

GUSN-292707

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Description

This book combines illustration and narrative writing in describing the broad history of the Cape Cod Canal. Dalton begins by detailing the inclinations of Miles Standish to tame the Cape Cod Bay in the 1620's. He goes on to explain George Washington's motivations in sending James Bowdoin to survey the Cape Cod area. Dalton describes the impact of the Civil War on the Canal project, which caused it to be abandoned for a time. Then he follows with an explanation of the Lockwood Company's failed attempt to build the Canal in the 1880's, and the dawning of a new project leadership in August Belmont and William Barclay Parsons. Dalton then transcribes testimonials from project leaders Parsons and Captain J.W. Miller. Dalton concludes the book by listing some of the interesting facts about the Canal. The photographs in this book do not parallel Dalton's description of the Canal's history, rather they document the construction efforts on the Canal.

Details

Descriptive Terms

canals
publications
photographs
writing (processes)
narrative (artistic device)
history (discipline)
surveys (documents)
testimonials
construction (assembling)
books

Physical Description

1 book; 8.25 x 5.75 inches; 58 pages

Collection Code

MS028

Collection Name

Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection

Date of Acquisition

2006

Reference Code

MS028.05.002.003

Places

Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]
Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Dalton, J.W. (Copyright holder)
Dalton, J.W. (Publisher)
Dalton, J.W. (Illustrator)

Material Type

books

Other People

Standish, Myles, 1584?-1656
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790
Belmont, August, 1853-1924
Parsons, William Barclay, 1859-1932
Miller, J. W.

Descriptive Terms

Civil War (1861-1865)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Folder 3.2