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American Experience | The Decision to Build a Lock Canal | PBS

Duration: 02:22
Program: American Experience
Broadcast Date: Jan. 25, 2011

Stevens realized that building a sea level canal would doom the project to failure. His answer was to build a lock canal -- a highly mechanized and engineered waterway that would raise ships up over the continent through a series of lock chambers, ultimately solving the environmental challenges they were facing.

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Post Date: September 11, 2013