1791 - Canal Considered
1821 - First Maine Legislature granted a charter to Cumberland and Oxford Canal Corp. to dig a canal from Waterford to Fore River. Survey made and cost estimated at $130,804
1823 - Second Legislature gave a grant of land and authorized a $50,000 lottery (which netted $37,000).
1825 - The Canal Bank of Portland was chartered with a capital of $300,000 with a provision that 25% of its stock be invested in the Canal Company.
1828 - Work started.
1830 - Work complete, total cost $206,000. Canal Bank took mortgage for balance.
1857 - Canal Co. sold for $40,000.
1872 - Last boat had passed through canal. From "Sebago Lake Land" H.G. Jones
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:06pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 373426 N 4865543|
|Decimal Degrees||43.93213333, -70.57693333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 55.928', W 70° 34.616'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 55' 55.68" N, 70° 34' 36.96" W|
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