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canals transport

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Philo Brookes

on 22 September 2014

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Canals in the Industrial Revolution
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Canals were man-made rivers which were deep enough to cope with barges which were capable of moving nearly forty tonnes of weight.
How did they change?
Canals changed over the time because more and more canals were being invented therefore moe and more coal could be transported on canals so therfore the cnals made the most money.
The companies that used canals
Who invented them?
Why were canals good and bad?
Why were canals good and bad?
Canals were a very good way of transporting goods because unlike roads canals were able to withstand a much greater weight withought breaking. Canals were bad because they were very expensive and took a long time to build and repair.
The Duke of Bridgewater was mostly acocieted with canals in the early times.
Canals where used by big companies to travel all there goods from the factorys. before trains canals where the only way to transport heavy loads of goods from a to b. they could carry masses of weight for miles and were faster than most transport on land anyway.
How did they work?
How did Canal affect peoples lives
How did it affect the industrial revolution
Canals worked by changing water levels and using damns so boats didnt flood and sink.
The big advantages here to using canals were that manufacturers could ship more products at a time and they could ship them more quickly and to more remote places. They were also a major contributor to the success of the pottery industry as they were the perfect mode of transportation for fragile products. They were also a better option for manufacturers of heavy goods.
The price in coal fell by 50% in England so coal was a lot easier to buy. Also England had a lot more fragile products so they went cheaper.
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