Building the St. Helena II: Rebirth of a Nineteenth-Century by Carroll Gantz PDF

By Carroll Gantz

Building the St. Helena II tells the tale of the 1970 reconstruction of an actual, operational 1825 canal boat. The narrative unfolds within the small village of Canal Fulton, Ohio, alongside the surviving one-mile part of the 333-mile Ohio & Erie Canal, which within the 1820s hooked up the recent nation’s western frontier to the thriving coastal states. Canal Fulton used to be on the cutting edge of a countrywide environmental move to reclaim, repair, and reuse ancient U.S. canals for schooling and recreation.

Author Carroll Gantz describes how canals penetrated the desert and have become the nation’s first interstate transportation system—transforming the Northeast and Midwest from an agrarian to an commercial society—and how the development of the 4,700 mile community of synthetic waterways attracted settlers inland. In Ohio, the canals remodeled the country from a wild, western territory right into a efficient and filthy rich company quarter. Canals have been quickly changed via railroads, even if, and through 1900 that they had normally been deserted, outfitted over, or destroyed through nature.

Inspired via the cutting edge activities of Canal Fulton to maintain its canal historical past, the remainder of Ohio after which the rustic joined the environmental and historic protection move. Dozens of copy canal boats have been outfitted, and over one thousand miles of land have been reclaimed for the schooling and game of thousands of american citizens, from Massachusetts to Illinois. for this reason, a part of the nationwide historical past as soon as at the verge of being misplaced was once as an alternative reborn.

Complemented through rankings of pictures, the ancient foundation of St. Helena II in addition to her layout, development, release, and use over her 18 years of operation are mentioned intimately. Her ultimate recovery as an everlasting show can be defined, with full-color illustrations. St. Helena II’s culture survives this day in her valuable substitute, St. Helena III.

Canal buffs, historians, educators, engineers, sailors, and people drawn to recovery will welcome this addition to ca-nal literature.

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