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"Joliet Canal? Did you mean the Illinois and Michigan Canal? Dug by the Irish, it connected Lake Michigan to the Illinois River. The Irish left their churches and towns built as they progressed. St James of Sag opened in 1832 and continues to…"
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"I looked on the ship records from the Brig Sophia. The ship the Irish workers from the Eires canal were shipped into New Orleans on , and did not find a Gavlen. So maybe he had secured a good position in Philadelphia and was no longer a laborer.…"
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"Thanks for your kind comments, Gerry Regan, how odd is is that my maiden name is Regan. If my grand,other was alive I am sure she would figure out how we were related in short order. "That's Just the way it was", I was moved by your…"
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"The Irish were also the nomads who dug the Lancaster Canal here in the UK.. and a lot of other canals and motorways around the UK... What they did was , the lived in huts [much like they did in Ireland in the Famine eras and beyond ] in the UK,…"
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Canals Dug By the Irish in the United States

The Erie Canal in New York was the first canal dug by the Irish.  They did a splendid job and were hired by Mansuel White to dig the New Basin Canal in New Orleans. They were shipped in but the conditions were so bad -- no shelter. no food -- that they decided to leave.  There is an article in the Times-Picayune attesting…See More
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Canals Dug By the Irish in the United States

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 8:30pm 7 Comments

The Erie Canal in New York was the first canal dug by the Irish.  They did a splendid job and were hired by Mansuel White to dig the New Basin Canal in New Orleans. They were shipped in but the conditions were so bad -- no shelter. no food -- that they…

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