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Cape Cod Canal
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1909-1914Cape CodState: MACountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Cape-Cod-Canal/Creator: Parsons, William Barclay

The idea of a canal eliminating the costly and dangerous sea trip around the Massachusetts peninsula of Cape Cod was envisioned as early as 1623 by Pilgrim leader Miles Standish. It was not until financier August Belmont became involved in 1906, however, that sufficient funds for the project could be raised. Belmont had been the primary backer of New York City's first subway, and chose the subway's chief engineer, William Barclay Parsons, as the canal's project director.  

YearAdded:
1985
Image Credit: Courtesy nae.usace.army.milImage Caption: Cape Cod CanalEra_date_from: 1909
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