19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

 

 

Texas

Galveston & Brazos Canal

1856 Galveston and Brazos Canal
A brief history and description of the canal.   Historical map.

 

Annual report of the chief of engineers to the secretary of war - 1900
An index of links to references to the canal in the document.

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history of the canal is on page 1423.

 

Brazoria County
A description and history of the county, including reference to the canal.
 

Brazos Tales: Canals built by slaves
A brief history of the canal.

 

Custodians of the Coast: history of the United States Army Engineers at Galveston – 1977
An index of links to references to the canal in the document.

 

From Sail to Steam: Four Centuries of Texas Maritime History, 1500-1900
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

Galveston and Brazos Navigation Company
A brief history of the canal.
 

Historic Brazoria County: An Illustrated History
A brief history is on page 21.

 

Lower Brazos River Canals
A brief history is on page 48.

 

Mythic Galveston: Reinventing America's Third Coast
A brief history begins on page 61.

 

Report of the chief of engineers – 1897
An index of links to references to the canal in the document.

 

The Brazos Canal, Lake Jackson, TX
A brief history and description of the canal.

 

The Brazos Canal Historical Marker
Photo of marker near Lake Jackson.
 

The Galveston Era: The Texas Crescent on the Eve of Secession
A brief history begins on page 33.

 

Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River
A brief history begins on page 62.

 

Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic
Includes in Chapter 3 a brief history of the canal.

 

Port Arthur Canal

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history and description is on page 1410.

 

Arthur Stilwell Biographical Timeline
Key events in his active business life, including development of the canal.
 

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

 

Cannibals of Finance: The Port Arthur Fight
Arthur Stilwell's story of how he fought for the development of Port Arthur and the building of the canal.
 

History of Port Arthur, Texas
Includes a brief history of the development of the canal.

 

Kansas City Southern Railway
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

Men and Women on the Bank of the Port Arthur Canal
Historical photo.
 

News of the Railroads; Port Arthur Canal Opened
A link to the .pdf file of an 1899 New York Times article about the opening of the canal.
 

Port Arthur Canal photos

 

Port Arthur, Texas
A brief history of the city. Historical and current photos.
 

Port Arthur, Texas
A brief history of the city, including reference to the canal.
 

Sabine-Neches Waterway And Sabine Pass Ship Channel
A description of the waterway, and its relationship to the Port Arthur Canal.
 

The Great Southwest
An 1899 newspaper article, describing the opening of the canal and the shipping facilities.

 

The WPA Guide to Texas: The Lone Star State
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

Water, Rails & Oil: Historic Mid & South Jefferson County
A brief history begins on page 14.

 

Welford Street Miracles: A Stranger's Touch, a Life Restored
A brief history is on page 20.

 

Rev. March, 2021