Transportation Innovation
Through Extraordinary Engineering

Barriers Broken by the Erie Canal

The Erie Canal revolutionized transportation in America and thereby had a lasting impact on the economy, urban growth, and Western expansion.  With the support of laborers, engineers, and canal enthusiasts, the canal broke various engineering and transportation barriers.

[Young American Republic]

“The Erie Canal… will produce the most extensive and important inland navigation ever witnessed.” 

-De Witt Clinton​​​​​​​

Ronan Lauber

Senior Individual Website 

Process Paper Word Count:  457

Website Student-Composed Words:1196​​​​​​​

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