Abstracts Concerning Canals

* 1819, Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 *
Cleveland Herald

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Each abstract begins with a "reference line," such as: 16 - CGCR July 31:2/3,4.
This is the code which the Annals staff used to identify the following information:

16 -- the number assigned to this abstract
CGCR -- the newspaper it was taken from (here, the Register)
July 31 -- the month and day it appeared in the paper
2/3,4 -- page 2, columns 3 and 4

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Abstract 7 - H[erald] Nov. 2; ed:1/3

Baron Humboldt has suggested nine points from which a canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans could be built. General Abercrombie made a survey on the same subject and submitted his findings to the British ministry, but thus far nothing has been done. Baron Humboldt says that a passage could be cut across the Isthmus of Darien.

"The navigation to the East Indies would be shortened near ten thousand miles. The waters would recede from the coasts all around the Gulf and increase the territories of bordering countries.

"The West India islands would grow every day while the channel was wearing. Mariners would no longer go by the Gulf stream from Florida to New Foundland.

"Let all nations of the world who are interested in accomplishing this object, make a joint attempt, and the work will soon be completed. We hope statesmen will reflect seriously on the point which is brought to our remembrance by a resolution of the Ohio Legislature."(6)

Abstract 8 - H Nov. 16; ed:3/2

The Erie canal in New York state was opened for navigation on Oct. 23, in the presence of Governor Clinton and many other prominent officials of the state.

"The progress of this great work must be viewed with interest, as the advantages it will afford this part of Ohio, as well as the western country generally, cannot fail to have an important influence on the general prosperity. It is said that 90 miles will be fully completed this season."(1)

(From Annals of Cleveland - 1818-1935,Volume II (1819), pages 5 and 6. Cleveland: Cleveland WPA. 1937.)

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