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Augusta Canal

National Heritage Area - Georgia

The Augusta Canal is a historic canal located in Augusta, Georgia, United States. The canal is fed by the Savannah River and passes through three levels (approximately 13 miles (21 km) total) in suburban and urban Augusta before the water returns to the river at various locations. It was devised to harness the water power at the fall line of the Savannah River to drive mills, to provide transportation of goods, and to provide a municipal water supply.

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Augusta Canal NHA https://www.nps.gov/auca/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_Canal The Augusta Canal is a historic canal located in Augusta, Georgia, United States. The canal is fed by the Savannah River and passes through three levels (approximately 13 miles (21 km) total) in suburban and urban Augusta before the water returns to the river at various locations. It was devised to harness the water power at the fall line of the Savannah River to drive mills, to provide transportation of goods, and to provide a municipal water supply. The Augusta Canal helped usher the Industrial Revolution into the American South. Built in 1845 as a source of power, water, and transportation, the canal today is the only fully intact American industrial canal in continuous operation. By 1847 the first mills opened, followed by the massive Civil War era Confederate Powder Works and many more industries in the later decades of the 19th century. To Augusta Canal Discovery Center (1450 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901): From I-20 Exit 200, turn left onto GA-104/Riverwatch Parkway (signs for Downtown Augusta). In approximately 4.5 miles, use the right lane to take the ramp to Downtown Augusta/Medical District. Continue straight onto Greene Street. Continue for approximately 0.4 miles. Enterprise Mill and the Discovery Center will be on your right. Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill The Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill tells the story of industrial revolution in the American South and how a city used its waterways to reinvent itself and define its destiny. Located in a former textile mill, the Discovery Center is your starting point of all canal boat tours. Be sure to explore the exhibits, view the orientation film in the Rotary Club of Augusta Centennial Theater, and browse the Canal Gift Shop. Petersburg Boat Petersburg Boat passes Sibley Mill and the chimney of Confederate States Powder Works along the Augu Petersburg Boat passes Sibley Mill and the chimney of Confederate States Powder Works along the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

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