Answered By: Sarah Dickinson
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016     Views: 37


The following sources and searches may get you started with your research:

HOLLIS: search on Canals and Historic sites, canals and Canada.

Avery Architectural periodicals Index:  Canals and canada, canals and preservation. For canals in the United States canals you will need to search by specific state or canal name.

NTIS: The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is a government agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is to archive and provide access to scientific and technical reports produced by or for U.S. federal agencies. There are a number of canal reports indexed in this database.

Library and Archives Canada (National Library of Canada) The comprehensive government site for government records, manuscripts, photographs, and information in a variety of other media.

You might also examine the extensive documentation available in the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, 1933-Present : a keyword search of canals brings back over 1000 records, many with extensive images and data pages.

These suggestions should get you started on identifying some specific canals to explore further.  For additional assistance consider setting up an in -person research consultation.

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