Name

James Geddes

Career

Architect/Engineer

Occupation 1

Canal engineer

Occupation 2

lawyer, judge

Region

NA/Mid-Atlantic region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1763

Died

1838

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Born in Pennsylvania, but adult resident of Syracuse, NY. Interest in canals led him to do an 1808 canal-feasibility survey of New York. Became closely associated with DeWitt Clinton, another canal promoter. Made engineer of Erie Canal project in 1817; saw it and other canals (e.g. Champlain Canal) through to completion.

Related People

Clinton, DeWitt

Related Water Bodies

Erie Canal,

Record ID: 693