Central Canal, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

The Indiana Central Canal was  intended to connect the Wabash and Erie Canal to the Ohio River. Indiana’s attempt to take part in the canal-building craze, Only eight miles were completed, with eighty additional miles between Anderson, Indiana, and Martinsville, Indiana, having been partially built.

However, due to the Panic of 1837, Indiana suffered financial difficulties and had to turn over the canal to the state’s creditors, and building of the canal was stopped in 1839. The canal was supposed to extend 296 miles , from Peru, Indiana, to Evansville, Indiana, where it would reach the Ohio River.

It was originally divided into two sections, North and South. Later, a third section was designated, called the Indianapolis section.

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