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Name: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (view items)
Industry type: Transportation
Industry: Canal
Country: United States
State/County/Province: Maryland, Delaware
City: Chesapeake City
Start year: 1824
End year: 0
Company: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company
Notes: The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is one of the few important sea-level shipping canals still in common use. It was constructed to shorted the trip from Baltimore to northeast and European ports by 300 miles. The canal has been periodically improved since construction and currently is 35 feet deep and 450 feet wide to allow two-way passage of ocean-going vessels. Also associated with the canal are five highway bridges and one railroad bridge.