Name / Description

Chesapeake and Delaware Ship Canal

Type

Canals

Discoverer

Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush early promoters

Length (miles)

14

Depth

35

Part of / Flows into

Chesapeake Bay to Delaware Bay

Sovereignty

Maryland/Delaware

Additional Notes

First proposed in 1788; digging begun in 1802; halted in 1804; renewed in 1822; canal completed in 1829.