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michael dunne commented on margaret campbell's blog post Canals Dug By the Irish in the United States
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michael dunne commented on margaret campbell's blog post Canals Dug By the Irish in the United States
"The following is an interesting ballad about the lot of a Navvy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T812Xlha3UU My great grandfather born in 1855 worked from the age of nine as a child labourer, a navvy, and probably without boots digging out the canal…"
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Kieran Devane commented on margaret campbell's blog post Canals Dug By the Irish in the United States
"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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Canals Dug By the Irish in the United States

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 8:30pm 9 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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