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Augusta Canal, Augusta, Richmond County, GA

Augusta Canal, Augusta, Richmond County, GA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Augusta power and navigation canal was projected in order to make Augusta a manufacturing center. By the 1880's, the canal was a success. It supplied water power for eight textile mills, three of which still operate hydroelectric plants. The canal has further significance in that its waters power the city's water pumping station. In addition, original canal structures, such as the headgates and locks and the Rae's Creek aqueduct, still stand intact.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-5
Survey number: HAER GA-5
Building/structure dates: 1845- 1847 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1849- 1850 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1855- 1857 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1872- 1875 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1934-1941 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Augusta Canal Company
John A Green & Company
Cumming, Henry H
Holley, Byron
Olmstead, Charles A
Phillips, William
Smith, Jacobez
Stanford, C O
Thomson, John Edgar
Sharpe, David
Spude, Robert L
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Location

Augusta (Ga.)33.51171, -82.00697
Google Map of 33.5117054, -82.0069698
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Source

Library of Congress
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