Savannah Canal

The Savannah Canal, also known as the Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal, is located in Savannah, GA. This canal was man-made in the 1820s by African and Irish laborers bringing crops and goods from the inland to the industrial corridor, former rice fields, timber tracts of the 19th century south. Along its 16.5 miles, the canal’s waterway goes through four lift locks starting with its tidal lock in Savannah. After many years of use, the canal is now retired and has become a historical and environmental landmark in the state. It has many trials which show the interaction of human infrastructure and influence with the surrounding environment. The surrounding environment of the tidal swamp and river floodplain consists of  large cypress trees, marsh life, pelicans, alligators, turtles, and much more. Nowadays, the canal is restored and protected by the Chatham County Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department and the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society which is determined to share the historical and environmental importance of the area.

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