19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

 

 

District of Columbia

 

Washington City Canal

A Collection of 20 Lottery Tickets of the Washington City Canal Lottery
Images of the 1798 tickets.
 

Chronicling America
A set of historical newspaper articles making reference to the canal.

 

District of Columbia: Past and Present
A brief history of the canal is on page 8.

 

Early Photographic View of Washington, D.C. From the Capitol Looking West-Southwest
The canal is visible on the right.
 

Engineering Drawings for a Canal
A set of working drawings showing canal, pilings, gates and locks.
 

Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867
A historical photo of the canal appears on page 339.

 

Historical Dictionary of Washington, Part 3
A brief history of the canal appears on page 234.

 

Histories of the National Mall – Washington City Canal
A brief history and description of the canal.   Includes a historical photo.

 

Home on the Canal
A brief history of the canal, including a description of the groundbreaking ceremony, is found on page 27.

 

Lockkeeper's House
Description and history of the house, used for the extension that connected the Washington and C&O Canals. Current photo.
 

Lock Keepers House Historical Marker
Photo of the historical marker. Current photos.
 

Ozymandias's Washington
A brief history of the canal.
 

Plans and Sections of the Proposed Continuation of the Washington Canal From Rock Creek to Little Falls of the Potomac, Washington D.C.
An 1802 map of the proposed canal.
 

The Canal Connection
Photo of a historical marker for the canal. Map and historical photos.
 

The ill-fated Washington City Canal: filled in and paved over in 1871
A brief history of the canal.  Includes a map and historical photos.

 

The Rise and Fall of the Washington City Canal
A brief history of the canal.

 

The Washington City Canal Historical Marker
A brief history and description of the canal. Current photo and links to related sites.
 

The Washington Guide – 1837
A contemporary description of the canal is found on page 277.

 

Tiber Creek
History and description of the creek, which became a part of the canal. Historical maps.
 

Tiber Creek to Murder Bay: Failure of the Washington Canal
The history of the canal begins on page 4 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Washington City Canal
A brief history and description of the canal.   Includes a map.

 

Washington City Canal Lottery Ticket
Image of an 1820 lottery ticket.
 

Washington, D.C.’s Vanishing Springs and Waterways – 1977
A brief history is on page 12.

 

What's Left of the Washington City Canal?
A brief history of the canal.   Includes maps and a historical painting.

 

Worthy of the Nation: Washington, DC, from L'Enfant to the National Capital Planning Commission
A brief history of the canal begins on page 42.

 

Rev. November, 2020