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Michael Caswell

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Erie Canal Was Built With Raw Labor & Amateur Engineers
« on: January 02, 2022, 03:07:04 pm »
https://www.history.com/news/erie-canal-construction-engineering-labor

The man-made waterway was designed by an untrained  amateur crew of self-taught local engineers that included a few inexperienced surveyors and at least one local math teacher.  The 40-foot wide canal was dug and the locks were constructed by the raw manpower of an estimated 50,000 laborers

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