The Ohio & Erie Canal

The Ohio & Erie Canal

A Glossary of Terms

eBook - 1995
Rate this:
The people who lives and worked on and alongside the Ohio & Erie Canal had a vocabulary all their own. Now listed for the first time in one source are the terms they used to describe the boats, crews, and canals. Newspaper and magazine articles about the construction and operation of Ohio's canal system reveal a terminology filled with conflicting definitions. Engineers, crew members, and citizens each had their own jargons. To clear up the confusion, Terri K. Woods provides a dictionary of primary terms mainly selected from those most frequently used in the official reports of the Ohio Canal Commissioners and the Board of Public Works. He also includes secondary terms taken from his interviews with ex-boatmen in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Serious students of Ohio's canal era and canal buffs alike will find the definitions compiled in this glossary interesting and helpful in their readings and studies of the Ohio & Erie Canal system.
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University, c1995.
ISBN: 9781612771083
Characteristics: 1 online resource (44 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Woods, Terry K. 1937-
Alternative Title: Ohio and Erie Canal


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at PCCLD

To Top