Lewes and Rehoboth Canal

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Lewes and Rehoboth Canal in Lewes.

The Lewes and Rehoboth Canal is a canal in Sussex County, Delaware, which connects the Broadkill River and the Delaware Bay to Rehoboth Bay. It forms a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Northern terminus of the canal, through the Roosevelt inlet facing the Delaware Bay

History[edit]

Originally proposed in 1803, the canal was finally constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers from 1913 to 1916. Despite its intended use as a freight shipment route, it saw little use for that purpose due to the development of more efficient roads and railways; instead, the canal has primarily been used for leisure boating for the majority of its history.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyson, Rae (January 15, 2015). "Lewes-Rehoboth canal runs a different course". DelmarvaNOW.com. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 38°45′27″N 75°06′34″W / 38.75750°N 75.10944°W / 38.75750; -75.10944