The Canal Bed

The Canal Bed (HM8WY)

Location: Lancaster, SC 29720 Lancaster County
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N 34° 46.77', W 80° 52.692'

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It is this upper section of the canal that has best survived periodic flooding in tact. The canal bed is not always straight but curves in several places to follow the contour of a natural hill. By cutting into the hill along a constant level and transferring the earth to the outer bank, a minimum of excavation and earth moving was necessary. The extreme upper part of the canal was cut straight across level land, the greatest difficulty being the bed rock which was encountered. This was blasted out, some of it being used in canal construction. The rock is visible in places along the upper part of the canal bed often showing holes which were drilled by hand for blasting. In building the canal all trees and plant growth were removed and excavations were carried out by hand or with mules and drag lines. Stumps were removed with a variety of machines common at the time. Each bank was given a core of clay which was resistant to leaking. Archaeologists have found this clay layer still in tact in this area.
HM NumberHM8WY
Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 511144 N 3848597
Decimal Degrees34.77950000, -80.87820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 46.77', W 80° 52.692'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 46' 46.20" N, 80° 52' 41.52" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2796 Native Rd, Lancaster SC 29720, US
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