The building of the canal system, in the United States although short

lived, provided industrial access to areas that were closed to economic

development. The canal system in the eastern United States helped

to provide the impetus for the development of the railroad which

in fact brought about the demise of the canal system as a viable

economic mode of transportation within a ten year period.

Canal is a story that follows the lives of a Scottish and Irish family's

multi-generational journey from Scotland to Ireland then to Canada

and finally to the United States.

It is paralleled by the lives, loves and fortunes lost and found along

the way and the role the Irish Navvy played in the industrialization

of America.

by Danny Doyle

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