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    Default Whitewater Canal

    Took the family to Metamora, Indiana today. Its an 1840s canal town on whats left of the Whitewater Canal that ran from Hagerstown Indiana to Cincinnati, Ohio. Now a historic monument.

    Took a ride on the canal boat across the only existing wooden aqueduct in the world. Heres a little video to calm the soul.

    You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound. P.G. Wodehouse (Carry On, Jeeves)

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    Default Re: Whitewater Canal

    I got a mule and her name is Sal . . .

    OK, a horse.

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    Default Whitewater Canal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    I got a mule and her name is Sal . . .

    OK, a horse.


    According to the museum there, a pack horse could carry 500 pounds (sounds optimistic to me). Pulling a canal boat, it could move 100,000 pounds of cargo. That's a force multiplier for you.

    Better picture of the aqueduct. It was built in 1848 after the first aqueduct was washed out in a flood.

    You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound. P.G. Wodehouse (Carry On, Jeeves)

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