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Sep 23, 2005 - Welland Canal

The final day of Mum’s holiday saw us exploring the Welland Canal. The history of the Welland Canal goes back to 1820’s when in order to get access to the five Great Lake, The Welland Canal Company was founded by William Hamiliton Merritt to begin the daunting task of digging a canal by hand with only the assistance of horse drawn carts. By connecting a series of creeks and rivers and constructing ingenious, ’lift locks’ made of hand-hewn timbers, the first schooner reached Lake Erie in 1829 only five years after the first shovel was...

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