Canal Boat

Eli Whitney Museum

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Canal boats tell the story of the first bold man-made trade network, of community cooperation, of the ingenious use of water power. Construct a boat, its mules, people and canal bed in 1/4th" scale. Operate a model lock. With the rich illustrations of Peter Spier's Erie Canal ©1970

Connecticut History for the canal communities: New Haven, Hamden, Cheshire, Southington, Plainville

Meets Common Core Standards

  • 3-LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
  • 3-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

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