1. A

    This Canal in DC had a elevator for boats

    Technically referred to as the "Incline Plain," this engineering oddity allowed canal traffic to bypass the gridlock in Georgetown and quickly travel to other parts of the canal system. The innovative boat elevator was designed by the Potomac Lock and Dock Company in 1875 and was instantly...
  2. A

    Searching for the remnants of the Washington City Canal

    There was a time when barges floated along the National Mall in the now defunct Washington City Canal. This manmade channel used to cut across the center of Washington DC: What's Left of the Washington City Canal? ? Architect of the Capital
  3. Menshevik

    Reagan's position on retention of the Panama Canal

    Ronald Reagan said, in reference to the Panama Canal: "We bought it, we paid for it, we built it, and we intend to keep it." Was he right? Should the U.S. have kept the Canal? Why? Why not?
  4. Darth Raidius

    Which canal was the most important; Panama or Suez?

    I believe that the title speaks for itself. Do you consider the Panama Canal or the Suez Canal to have had the most impact on global trade and transportation? This applies to all of history; both when they were finished as well as the present day, and all time between.
  5. PreColonialAfricaFTW

    Did Askia Muhammad I ever complete his canal?

    During his long and monumental rule, Askia Muhammad, emperor of Songhai, contemplated building a canal that would connect Timbuktu to the Niger river by building it between its chief port, Kabara, nestled along the niger. Its length spanned many miles and was just one such public works project...
  6. B

    Was the continent of Africa formed by the creation of the suez canal in 1869??

    Was there a continent called 'africa' before that? I know there was a city in carthage called ifriqiya by the romans which is where the name originates.
  7. Magnate

    England without the Canal

    We all know about the greatness of the British empire. But how would it have managed without the canal, and instead being connected to the European mainland?
  8. K


    I once read somewhere... I don't remember where... That Before the building of the Suez Canal, there was some discussion that the Congo and Nile could be linked either by water or by the building of a canal. The Nile-Congo Canal was proposed in the 19th Century, but the European powers that...
  9. Jake10

    What will the Nicaragua Canal mean for the world and China?

    So, Nicaraguan is looking to hire a Chinese company to build a canal across Central America to compete with the Panama Canal. Personally, I give the Chinese and the Nicaraguans my blessings. What are your reactions? Nicaragua: Chinese Company to get Canal Concession |
  10. Underlankers

    The Battle of the St. Quentin Canal, or how the Hindenburg Line was broken:

    Battle of Cambrai-St. Quentin, 27 September-9 October 1918 This engagement, one of the greatest Allied feats of arms in 1918, illustrates a great deal about how in 1918 the German army went from the army whose victory was more or less assured to the army that was frantically demanding an...
  11. Vezir

    Suez Canal opened at 1570s

    Between 1565 to 1579 Sokollu Mehmed Pasha was the Grand Vizier of the Empire and undoubtly he was the strongest person in the country after the Sultan. He was a wise man who had big projects such as opening a Canal at Suez by unifying the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea and unifying the Black...
  12. CathareHeretic

    And if the Suez Canal closed for 10 years?

    Creat by Ferdinand De Lesseps and Built by Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez , Opossed and sabotaged by British Governement To day is the Free access to the channel is currently insured: for 40 to 50 vessels that use it every day, no delay is regrettable. Nevertheless, the unrest...
  13. CathareHeretic

    History of the Panama Canal

    In 1513, Vasco Nunez de Balboa's discovery of the Pacific coast of Panama soon had merchants and empire-builders dreaming of a shortcut that would enable ships to sail westward from the Atlantic to the Pacific without making the arduous, 12,000-mile journey around the tip of South America. Over...
  14. sgtdole

    This Day In History: Panama Canal Turned Over to Panama

    On this day in 1999, the United States, in accordance with the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, officially hands over control of the Panama Canal, putting the strategic waterway into Panamanian hands for the first time. Crowds of Panamanians celebrated the transfer of the 50-mile canal, which links...
  15. A

    Suez Canal

    I am putting this thread about the Suez Canal in General History, because the opening of this canal effected the whole of history, including this moment in time. It was the most important transportation route between the east and west since the earliest of times. Ancient civilizations used...
  16. Mohammed the Persian

    Suez Crisis : Was Nasser right to Nationalize the Canal?

    The title says it all. It would have had serious repercussions , and it did. A joint British-French-israeli attack on Egypt followed. But , can we say that Nasser had the right to nationalize the canal ? Because, after all, it was in Egypt, Made by the Egyptian workers. And why were the...
  17. Mohammed the Persian

    Turkey to build canal to Bypass Bosphorus Straits

    BBC News - Turkey to build waterway to bypass Bosphorus Straits I can just say that...Turkey is a major show off here! :nuts::eek:
  18. Clemmie

    Israel Warns It Might Act on Iranian Warships Passing Through Suez Canal

    Israel Warns It Might Act on Iranian Warships Passing Through Suez Canal -
  19. Edward

    Panama Canal

    Vasco Núñez de Balboa crossed Panama isthmus and 25 September 1513 he saw the Pacific. In 1519 the town of Panamá was founded near a small indigenous settlement at the Pacific. After the discovery of Peru it developed to an important port of trade and became an administrative centre. The idea...
  20. feignfeign

    Suez Canal Crisis?- Why were the british and the french mad?

    i looked up various sources on the net and such but i still quite dont understand what happened between egypt and the western powers. The book i am currently reviewing says "England and France was angry about Egypt's recognition of Communist China. In response they withdrew plans to build a dam...