19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Connecticut

 

 

Farmington (New Haven-Northampton) Canal

 

A Connected View of the Whole Internal Navigation of the United States – 1830
A status of the canal's construction begins on page 27.

 

A New Gazetteer of the United States of America – 1833
A brief description of the canal is on page 449.

 

An Account of the Farmington Canal Company – 1850
Includes the Farmington Canal and Hampshire and Hampden Canal Companies.

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history and description is on page 1373.

 

Canal Aqueduct Historical Marker
A brief description of the site.
 

Canals for a Nation
A brief history of the canal is on page 53.

 

Congressional Serial Set - 1832
A brief history and description of the canal begins on page 41.

 

Connecticut: A Guide to Its' Roads, Lore and People
A brief history begins on page 52.

 

Connecticut Digital Archive
A set of historical photos, maps and articles related to the canal.

 

Digital Public Library of America
Links to historical and current photos.

 

Engineers Report on the Survey from New Haven City Up the Canal to Plainville
An 1845 report to the directors of the canal company.
 

Farmington
A brief history of the canal, including a historical photo, begins on page 85.

 

Farmington Canal
A brief history of the canal. Current photos and links to related sites.
 

Farmington Canal Bus Tour
Included in this article, which begins on page 4 of the American Canal Society newsletter, is a brief history of the canal and a map of the canal in Connecticutt.

 

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
A brief history and description of the canal.
 

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail North
A brief history and description of the canal.
 

Farmington Canal Historical Marker
A marker in Plainville.

 

Farmington Canal Rail to Trail Association
A brief history of the canal.
 

Farmington, Connecticut - The Village of Beautiful Homes
An 1899 historical address, including a fairly detailed history of the canal, details of key milestones and personal recollections of episodes. Historical photo.
 

Farmington Papers - 1929
 A history of the canal begins on page 175.

 

History and Antiquities of New Haven, Conn.
 A brief history of the canal begins on page 48.

 

History Buff Unearths Documents About Windsor Locks Canal
The article begins on page 20 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

History of Greenways: Cultural
A brief history of the canal, and its role in the development of the state.
 

History of the Town of Hamden, Connecticut – 1886
 A brief history of the canal company begins on page 95.

 

Lock 12 Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the canal.
 

Map Exhibiting the Farmington & Hampshire & Hampton Canals
An 1828 map of the canals, including the proposed route into Canada.
 

Map of the Farmington Canal
An 1828 map depicting the route of the canal from New Haven to the Massachusetts border.

 

Mitchell’s Compendium of the Internal Improvements of the United States – 1835
 A brief history and description of the canal is on page 16.

 

New England’s Grand Ambition: The Farmington Canal
A brief history of the canal.  Includes a historical photo.

 

New Haven-Northampton Canal
A brief history and description of the canal.

 

Niles' National Register, Volume 28 – 1825
An article about the groundbreaking ceremony for the canal begins on page 314.

 

Niles' Weekly Register, Volumes 35-36, 1829
A brief notice regarding operations on the canal is on page 414.

 

Our Yankee Heritage: the Making of Greater New Haven - 1957
A brief history of the canal begins on page 135.

 

Plainville
A brief history of the community, including reference to the canal.

 

Public Improvements for the Metropolitan District
A brief history of the canal, from a 1909 report.
 

Railway Locomotives and Cars, Volumes 10-12, 1840
A letter to the stockholders of the Farmington and Hampshire and Hampden Canal Companies.

 

River of Dreams
A brief history of the canal, and the role of the Connecticut River valley topography in its development.
 

Six Canals That Built New England
Includes a brief history and description of the canal.   Current photo.

 

The Act Incorporating the President, Directors and Company of the Farmington Canal Company
The 1838 act incorporating the Farmington and Hampshire and Hampden Canal companies into the New Haven and Northampton Canal Company.
 

The Canal Aqueduct and Walker Parcel
The role of the canal in the development of Farmington. Current photos.
 

The Edinburgh Encyclopedia
A brief history of the canal, from an 1832 publication. Additional information on other regional canals, both proposed and completed.
 

The Farmington Canal
A brief history of the canal.
 

The Farmington Canal
A brief description of the canal and identification of where remnants can still be seen today.

 

The Farmington Canal
A history of the canal begins on page 5 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

The Farmington Canal
A history of the canal begins on page 7 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

The Farmington Canal Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the canal.
 

The History of Hamden, Connecticut – 1959
A brief history of the canal begins on page 184.

 

The Ill-Fated Farmington Canal
A brief history of the canal.

 

The Main Stream of New England
A history of the Connecticut River, including reference to the canal.
 

The Making of Bristol
A brief history of the canal begins on page 102.

 

The Northern Traveller, and Northern Tour – 1830
A brief history of the canal begins on page 253.

 

The Port folio – 1826
A brief history and description of the canal begins on page 213.

 

The Story of Connecticut – 1932
A brief history of the canal begins on page 299.

 

What is the Farmington Canal?
A brief history of the canal.
 

Yale Under God
A brief history of the canal begins on page 123.

 

Rev. August, 2021