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Welcome to Cape Cod Canal.com !

The 2013 TIDE CHARTS ARE HERE
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Access Road, Jogging Path,
Roller Blade & Bike Path along side the Canal
The Cape Cod Canal Canal is
operated and maintained
by the
Department of the Army
New England District
Corps of Engineers

Administrative Office Number: (508) 759-4431
CapeCodCanal.org (CapeCodCanal.com, CapeCodCanal.net)
is an educational site operated and maintained by volunteers
We do our best to supply our visitors with as much information
about the canal and the surrounding community as possible.
Hey you, did you know that the present day canal is the second of two Cape Cod Canals? See the Thumbnail fact sheet below for some fun.

Check out our on-line museum. (Use the chooser gadget above)It contains dozens of pictures of the FIRST Cape Cod Canal while under construction, old maps, proposed canal sites from the 1800's and more!
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The "Wampanoag,"
Canal & Railroad Safety patrol

SOME FACTS ABOUT THE CAPE COD CANAL


1697 - Massachusetts General Court passes a resolution to study the possibility of a canal between Massachusetts bay and Buzzards Bay. This is the first major public works project in the "New World."

1776 - First canal survey is ordered by the Massachusetts General Court, Thomas Machin is retained as engineer. The cost is estimated to be about £3000.

1824 January 5 - Sen. James Lloyd of Massachusetts introduces a resolution to the U.S. Senate to survey for a canal large enough for war ships to pass. Later that year, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers details several optional routes for a canal.

1880 September 15 - 112 Non-English speaking Italians (later joined by 300 to 400 more) from New York began work on a canal with only picks, shovels and wheelbarrows, the work lasted less than 2 months. The workers were never paid.

1909 June 22 - The Cape Cod Construction Company, under August Perry Belmont officially begins construction at 1:20 PM with a ceremonial shovel full of earth.

1914 July 29, - Belmont's Cape Cod Canal opens. First ship through was the "Rose Standish," rented from the Nantasket Beach Steamboat Company. The canal is a financial failure and almost ruins the wealth of the Belmont family.

1928 March 31, 12:00PM - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes over the Cape Cod Canal. Uncle Sam purchases the Canal for $11,400,000.

1935 - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins work on canal improvements. The canal remains open for most of the time during the work.

1940 June - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes improvements at for a total cost of $19,600,000.

Cape Cod Canal is the largest sea canal in the world.

Cape Cod Canal is self-cleaning.

Cape Cod Canal is paralleled on both sides by access roads, which are enjoyed by thousands of joggers, roller-bladers, bikers, walkers and fishermen all year round, every year.



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