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Report of Walter Shanly, Esquire, on the Ottawa Survey. Submitted to the Legislative Assembly, for their information
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Report of Walter Shanly, Esquire, on the Ottawa Survey. Submitted to the Legislative Assembly, for their information

By SHANLY, Walter

Toronto: Printed by Order of the Legislative Assembly, 1858. Paperback. Very good. 50 p. 25 cm. Blue paper covers. Spine taped, chips to edges. Ink inscription on title page by Captain L. A. Huguet-Latour of Montreal. Ink and perforation stamp to title. Walter Shanly (1819-1899) was a Canadian civil engineer, author, businessman, and politician, remembered for his work on railways and canals. Although overshadowed by his brother Francis, Walter was a vital agent in the professionalization of civil engineering in Canada. The Walter Shanly award is the most important award of the Construction Division of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. This report is about a proposed canal from Montreal to Lake Huron via the Ottawa and French rivers.

$150.00

The Rideau Canal: Defence, Transport and Recreation
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The Rideau Canal: Defence, Transport and Recreation

By TULLOCH, Judith

National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, 1981. Softcover. Very good. History and Archaeology 50. 228 p. 28 cm. 29 b&w illustrations. Softcover. Light wear. Tear in front cover at top near spine. Pages clean and neat.

$40.00

The Problem of the St. Lawrence Waterway
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The Problem of the St. Lawrence Waterway

By HOWARD, W. R.

nd. ca. 1930s. Cloth. Fine. [6], 188 one-sided pages. 29 cm. 2 illustrations, 2 maps, 4 graphs. Maps and illustrations tipped in. Graphs hand-drawn on graph paper. 32 tables at rear. Green cloth hardcover. Blind stamp and label of former owner on front endpapers. Topics include: the existing canal system; nature and extent of proposed improvements; cost of the deep waterway; nature and extent of traffic on the present system; grain trade; etc. Appears to be a photocopy of an unpublished thesis.

$150.00

An Appeal to the Justice and Humanity of the Stockholders of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
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An Appeal to the Justice and Humanity of the Stockholders of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

By CAREY, Mathew

[Philadelphia], nd. ca. 1820s. Disbound. Fair. 16 p. 23 cm. Disbound pamphlet. Ink signature and stamp on front page. Rough edges with small chips and tears. Paper browning and somewhat spotted. Former owner's label on p. 3. Surveyor John Randel (1787-1865) took part in a number of important early American engineering projects. In 1823, he became chief engineer for the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company. This pamphlet by Irish-born publisher Mathew Carey concerns the dismissal of Randel and his alledged mistreatment by Judge Benjamin Wright and the company's board of directors. In the 1830s, Randel won $226,885.84 in a breach of contract suit against the company, a huge sum for the time period. With his settlement, he lived out the rest of his life at Randelia, his large estate in Cecil County, Maryland, just south of the mouth of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

$100.00

On the formation of a Canal between Lakes St. Clair and Erie
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On the formation of a Canal between Lakes St. Clair and Erie

By LACHLAN, Major R.

Toronto: Maclear & Co, September, 1855. Booklet. Good. Pages 321-341, [2] p. of The Canadian Journal, A Repertory of Industry, Science, and Art; and a Record of the Proceedings of the Canadian Institute, Sept. 1855, Concluded from p. 303. 32 cm. Map of Colchester Township as frontispiece. Paper covers with repaired edges. Former owner's label inside front cover. Most pages uncut. Some small tears to edges. Subtitle: "And the foundation of a Town and Harbour at the Mouth of the Two Creeks, in the Township of Romney, in connection with the establishment of an extensive system of Drainage, by which near a Million of Fertile Acres would be redeemed in one District." Appears to be the second part of the article only.

$35.00

Canal Record September 2, 1908 - August 25, 1909. Volume II. With Index
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Canal Record September 2, 1908 - August 25, 1909. Volume II. With Index

Ancon, Canal Zone: Isthmian Canal Commission, 1909. Cloth. Good +. Vol. II, Nos. 1-52. 8, 416 p. 30 cm. Brown cloth. Darkened spine, slight dents in fore-edges, red mark on lower edge of text block. Signature on front pastedown and former owner's label attached to title page. Published weekly under the authority and supervision of the Isthmian Canal Commission. The Canal Record, a weekly newspaper that began under the leadership of George Washington Goethals in 1907, was designed to improve the camaraderie and morale of canal workers. This informative paper published excavation statistics that encouraged a healthy rivalry between work sites (see p. 4) and included information on social activities along the canal such as concerts, club meetings, and dances (p. 6).

$100.00

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company to the Stockholders. For the Year 1864. May 9th, 1865
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Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company to the Stockholders. For the Year 1864. May 9th, 1865

New York: J. M. Davis, Printer, 1865. Pamphlet. Good. 11 p. 21.5 cm. 5 tables at rear. Blue paper covers with black print. Vertical fold. Small chips in front cover. Soiled rear. Former owner's label on title page. Dampstains. Small hole in margin of p. 5. Small tear in top rear. Lists managers and officers of the company. Report written by George Talbot Olyphant, President.

$50.00

Resolutions Adopted by the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association and Address on The New Jersey Link
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Resolutions Adopted by the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association and Address on The New Jersey Link

By DONNELLY, Hon. Frederick W.

Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association , 1912. Staplebound. Ex library - good. 16 p. 23 cm. Map of Atlantic Intra-Coastal Waterway, Boston-Beaufort Section, inside rear cover. Brown paper booklet. Ex lib with call number and blind stamp at top front, ink stamp bottom front, blind stamp and former owner's label on first page. Paper clip mark at top of p. 10, notation at bottom of p. 12 marking p. 13. Address by Mayor Donnelly of Trenton, NJ in New London, Conn., Sept. 6, 1912. The resolutions are listed at rear. Also a letter to Hon. J. Hampton Moore, President, Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, Philadelphia, from W. M. Jacobus, Secretary. Rear cover lists members of Rivers and Harbors Congress of New Jersey, 1912-1913.

$35.00

An Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds within the Level of Hatfield Chace, and Parts adjacent, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Nottingham
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An Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Lands and Grounds within the Level of Hatfield Chace, and Parts adjacent, in the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Nottingham

London, nd. ca. 1783?. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 251 to 263. 30 cm. Bound with thread only. "Anno Vicesimo Tertio Georgii III. Regis. Cap. XIII."

$75.00

An Act for amending and altering certain Acts of Parliament, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, from the Coventry Canal Navigation, to the City of Oxford
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An Act for amending and altering certain Acts of Parliament, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, from the Coventry Canal Navigation, to the City of Oxford

London, 1794. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 1943 to 1948. 30 cm. Bound with thread only. "Anno Tricesimo Quarto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. CIII. 23d May 1794."

$75.00

An Act to amend an Act, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Coventry Canal Navigation to the City of Oxford
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An Act to amend an Act, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Coventry Canal Navigation to the City of Oxford

London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1775. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 275 to 292. 30 cm. Royal coat of arms. Bound with thread only. "Anno Decimo Quinto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. IX."

$75.00

An Act for making further Provision for making and maintaining an Inland Navigation, commonly called The Caledonian Canal, from the Eastern to the Western Sea by Inverness and Fort William, in Scotland
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An Act for making further Provision for making and maintaining an Inland Navigation, commonly called The Caledonian Canal, from the Eastern to the Western Sea by Inverness and Fort William, in Scotland

London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1804. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 565 to 606. 30 cm. Royal coat of arms. Bound with thread only. "Anno Quinquagesimo Quarto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. LXII. 29th June 1804."

$75.00


An Act for making certain Navigable Cuts from the Towns of Buckingham, Aylesbury, and Wendover, in the County of Buckingham, to communicate with the Grand Junction Navigation, authorized to be made by an Act of the last Session of Parliament; and for amending the said Act
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An Act for requiring all Boats, Barges, and Other Bessels, of certain Descriptions, used on Navigable Rivers, and on Inland navigations, in Great Britain, to be registered
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An Act for requiring all Boats, Barges, and Other Bessels, of certain Descriptions, used on Navigable Rivers, and on Inland navigations, in Great Britain, to be registered

London, 1795. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 827 to 832. 30 cm. Bound with thread only. Tiny tear top front. "Anno Tricesimo Quinto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. LVIII. 5th May 1795."

$75.00

An Act for extending the Wyrley and Essington Canal
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An Act for extending the Wyrley and Essington Canal

London, 1794. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 343 to 354. 30 cm. Bound with thread only. "Anno Tricesimo Quarto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. XXV. 28th March 1794."

$75.00


The Alexandria Canal: Its History & Preservation
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The Alexandria Canal: Its History & Preservation

By HAHN, Thomas Swiftwater; KEMP, Emory L.

West Virginia University Press, 1992. Softcover. Very good +. Institute for the History of Technology & Industrial Archaeology Monograph Series Volume I, Number 1. xvi, 76 p. 28 cm. Frontispiece and 91 b&w illustrations. Softcover. Former owner's label on first page. Signed by Hahn on title. Foreword by Annaeus M. Brouwer. Topics: Virginia canals and the International Improvements Movement; Alexandria Canal construction and early years of operation; excavation and rehabilitation of the tide lock and basin; canal glossary; biographical sketches of Turnbull & Ewing; extracts from Ewing's field notebooks.

$35.00

Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal
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Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal

By SENIOR, Olive

Kingston, Jamaica: The University of the West Indies Press, 2014. Paperback. As new. xxiii, 416p. 25.5 cm. Pictorial paperback binding. Includes 8 maps, 211 illustrated figures, and 6 tables. Minor wear to back cover near the vertical edge where some soiling is noticeable. No other discernible wear. Pages clean. Text unmarked. Appears as new. Contents: "To Shrink the World by Half"; Part 1: The Panama Railroad, 1849-1855; Part 2: The French Canal, 1881-1904; Pat 3: The US Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904-1914: Who Went, How and Why; What They Endured, 1904-1907; The Work They Did There, 1904-1914; The Lives They Lived, 1904-1914; How The Loved, Laughed and Prayed; Part 4: The Post-Construction Years and the Return Home: Life in Panama After Construction Ended; What They Brought Back Home.

$40.00

New York State Waterways Association Eighth Annual Report Including Proceedings of the Preliminary Session Held at Rome, July 4, 1917 and Proveedings of the Regular Sessions of the Eighth Annual Convention Held At Utica, New York October 4-5, 1917
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New York State Waterways Association Eighth Annual Report Including Proceedings of the Preliminary Session Held at Rome, July 4, 1917 and Proveedings of the Regular Sessions of the Eighth Annual Convention Held At Utica, New York October 4-5, 1917

1917. Card covers. Ex library - good. 162 p. 23 cm. Tan card covers. Spine tail a bit crumpled.Tear in lower spine and spine ends chipped. Ex lib with ink notation and blind stamp to upper front cover, ink and blind stamps to title page and inside cover, former owner's label on title page, small chips to covers. Pages clean except for ink notation bottom of p. 23. Lists proceedings of meeting and various addresses such as: evolution of New York canals; Rome, New York; recent State Canal Convention; the deeper Hudson as an auxiliary to the port of New York; New York Harbor improvement; Erie Canal; etc. Indexed.

$35.00

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