[VIDEO] How New York's Erie Canal Transformed America

Europe called it impossible. President Thomas Jefferson claimed it was “nothing short of madness.” However, the state of New York proceeded anyway and carved the largest canal the world had ever seen. Though the state faced many challenges, including training an engineering team, carving the land, designing the climbs, and even securing permission for construction. Today, we will explore the history of the Erie Canal.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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