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Old Maps of the Cape Cod Canal
Canal Area Through Time
This series of map excerpts of the Cape Cod Canal area was compiled from other published maps.  Feel free to use these images at no charge. 

The Cape Cod Canal stands alone in being the widest sea-level canal without locks.  This feat of 20th Century engineering was first proposed by Miles Standish in order to allow the Plymouth settlers to sail directly south instead of hazarding the outer banks of Cape Cod.  The task was finally accomplished July 29th, 1914, and then the two bridges were constructed during the Great Depresson, and opened June 21st, 1935.


Cape Cod Canal Maps

1753 Douglass 1755 Jeffreys
   
1775 Blaskowitz 1780 Hinton
   
1800 Author Unknown 1801 Carleton
   
1822 Carey 1836 Tanner
"Proposed Canal"
   
1844 Borden
Railroad reaches Sandwich
1856 Colton
   
1861 Walling 1891 Walker Atlas
Canal Section already built
   
1903 Scarborough   1910 Walker Atlas - Bourne
   
1917 Walker 
The Canal is built!
 


Revised: 07/07/14
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