• Illinois Adventure #1507 "Illinois and Michigan Canal"

    The opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848 gave Illinois the key to mastery of the American mid-continent. The dream of the canal had animated every vision and under laid every plan for Illinois for 200 years before. As that vision was realized, the canal's commissioners laid out a canal port that would grow into a great metropolis; their fellow citizens patented agriculture and industrial innovations that would make this the richest economic zone the world had ever seen. That Illinois is now the most populous inland American state, and Chicago the greatest city of the American heartland, are directly traceable to the 96-mile ditch that linked the Great Lakes to the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The Illinois and Michigan Canal is one of the best-kept secrets of American hist...

    published: 20 Sep 2013
  • The Illinois and Michigan Canal Song by Ray Tutaj Jr.

    Song i wrote about the I&M canal which is part of the history of my hometown of LaSalle IL. If you enjoy my songwriting please check out my Album "In my Hometown" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/raymondtutajjr1 The I&M canal is rich with history and the importance of it in transporting goods is immense. However the idea for this canal dates back to the early 1670's when French explorers such as Louis Joliet, Father Marquette envisioned a water route to connect the Chicago River to the Des Plaines river but explorer Cavalier LaSalle insisted they go all the way to the Illinois River at a point which would be later called LaSalle. The Illinois River upstream was to shallow and rocky to float any cargo boats. This proposed route would ultimately connect the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexi...

    published: 10 Aug 2011
  • Illinois and Michigan Canal

    published: 16 Jul 2017
  • I&M canal Aug 2017

    published: 25 Aug 2017
  • Port of LaSalle Canal Boat

    Video of the delivery of the Port of LaSalle Canal Boat and its placement into the Illinois-Michigan Canal in LaSalle, Illinois. // created at animoto.com

    published: 07 Jun 2008
  • I&M Canal Trail - Joliet to Channahon

    This section trip completed the I & M Canal Trail for me. I have now biked the entire route, Willow Road to LaSalle. This is my favorite route. There is a very nice campsite in Channahon.

    published: 18 Jun 2012
  • I&M Canal Grinder 2016

    2nd year of the 2 day bikepacking trip along the I&M Canal For more info visit: http://canal grinder.wordpress.com

    published: 26 Aug 2016
  • LaSalle Canal Boat Promo.mov

    Discover the key to the City of Chicago's development! The I&M Canal is a 19th century, 96 mile canal connecting the Illinois river and Lake Michigan. Itʼs significance lies in completing to first inland water route from the Mississippi river to the east coast for trading. The canal took 12 years to dig, largely by Irish immigrants with shovels. Completion of the I&M Canal in 1848 transformed a small outpost into the booming city of Chicago. Today the canal is the first national heritage area with many activities to preserve and celebrate it's history, coordinated by the Canal Corridor Association. Visit the Lock 16 Visitor Center in LaSalle to experience the history of this pivotal time in Illinois's development. Book passage on a replica mule drawn canal boat and get pulled back in ti...

    published: 12 Jul 2011
  • bohola (Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders) perform: "Paddy on the I&M Canal"

    "Paddy on the I&M Canal" is a song Pat Broaders and I wrote for the documentary "Irish in Chicago" -- it about the Irish who built and died building the Illinois & MIchigan Canal which started construction in 1836 and finished in 1848.

    published: 12 Apr 2014
  • Lake Cadillac/Mitchell Canal Snowmobile Run

    Ski-Doo Rev 800 running the open water across the channel.

    published: 18 Jan 2016
  • I&M Canal

    published: 11 Jul 2011
  • 2015 I&M Canal Grinder

    85 mile overnight bike packing trip along the I&M Canal. A lot of beer, a lot of flooding, a lot of rain, a lot of hangovers, a lot of fun. http://canalgrinder.wordpress.com

    published: 18 May 2015
  • Inauguração do canal! Michigan, indo ao mercado

    Venham, conheçam meu dia-a-dia americano e descubram comigo um pouquinho dos E.U.A e matem suas curiosidades!

    published: 13 Sep 2014
  • I & M Canal Bike Tour

    July 2010. Bike tour of the I & M Towpath from La Salle, IL to Utica, IL

    published: 21 Jul 2010
  • Illinois and Michigan Canal October 15th 2011

    A bicycle ride on part of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, a retired barge canal, in north central Illinois.

    published: 24 May 2013
  • The I and M Canal: A Hidden Treasure

    This is my filmmaking entry for the 2017 Grundy County 4-H Fair! I hope you enjoy, I put a lot of work into it! Music - Brock Berrigan - John

    published: 31 Jul 2017
  • The Illinois-Michigan Canal Trail.mov

    The I & M Canal Trail from Ottawa to LaSalle is very interesting and scenic. You will go through two state parks (Starved Rock and Buffalo Rock) on this stretch. Take a camera, you never know what you might see.

    published: 08 Jul 2011
  • Interview with Illinois Michigan Canal Expert

    This interview was part of a history fair project that researched the impact Gurdon Hubbard had on the development of Chicago.

    published: 22 Apr 2013
  • ILLINOIS MICHIGAN CANAL LOCK 16 LA SALLE, ILLINOIS FLOOD OF 2013

    4-20-13

    published: 20 Apr 2013
  • I&M Canal Trail

    published: 29 Jun 2017
  • I & M Canal

    I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

    published: 01 Mar 2013
  • Canal Washout

    The Illinois and Michigan Canal suffered from this spring's record floods.

    published: 22 Jul 2013
  • I&M Canal Trail

    arizona9245 2009 I&M trail trip.

    published: 01 Apr 2010
  • Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, Joliet, Illinois

    This canal was built in the 1830s and 1840s along the portage between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, which had long been used as an American Indian trade route. The canal rapidly transformed Chicago from an isolated crossroads into a critical transportation hub between the East and the developing Midwest. A 61-mile recreational trail follows the canal towpath.

    published: 12 May 2014
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Illinois Adventure #1507 "Illinois and Michigan Canal"

Illinois Adventure #1507 "Illinois and Michigan Canal"

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  • Duration: 15:35
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2013
  • views: 6443
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The opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848 gave Illinois the key to mastery of the American mid-continent. The dream of the canal had animated every vision and under laid every plan for Illinois for 200 years before. As that vision was realized, the canal's commissioners laid out a canal port that would grow into a great metropolis; their fellow citizens patented agriculture and industrial innovations that would make this the richest economic zone the world had ever seen. That Illinois is now the most populous inland American state, and Chicago the greatest city of the American heartland, are directly traceable to the 96-mile ditch that linked the Great Lakes to the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The Illinois and Michigan Canal is one of the best-kept secrets of American history.
https://wn.com/Illinois_Adventure_1507_Illinois_And_Michigan_Canal
The Illinois and Michigan Canal Song by Ray Tutaj Jr.

The Illinois and Michigan Canal Song by Ray Tutaj Jr.

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  • Duration: 6:05
  • Updated: 10 Aug 2011
  • views: 1462
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Song i wrote about the I&M canal which is part of the history of my hometown of LaSalle IL. If you enjoy my songwriting please check out my Album "In my Hometown" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/raymondtutajjr1 The I&M canal is rich with history and the importance of it in transporting goods is immense. However the idea for this canal dates back to the early 1670's when French explorers such as Louis Joliet, Father Marquette envisioned a water route to connect the Chicago River to the Des Plaines river but explorer Cavalier LaSalle insisted they go all the way to the Illinois River at a point which would be later called LaSalle. The Illinois River upstream was to shallow and rocky to float any cargo boats. This proposed route would ultimately connect the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and places such as New York and New Orleans would then be connected. It was only a dream at that time and the consideration for such an immense project would not be considered until 150 long years later in1818 when Illinois then became a State. In 1836 work began and numerous Irish immigrants along with others from black slaves, Indians, German, English and French Canadian Immigrants. I have a DVD available of this video if one is interested. Perhaps they can use it as an educational tool. Contact me at gjourney1@yahoo.com Please note that the old images collected here are in public domain and are available to the public for use. I do want to thank the person for the pic of the Illinois and Mississippi river converging. That was very helpful for this video. All other credits are listed at the end of the video. Thank you, Historically and musically yours, Ray Tutaj Jr. 2011
https://wn.com/The_Illinois_And_Michigan_Canal_Song_By_Ray_Tutaj_Jr.
Illinois and Michigan Canal

Illinois and Michigan Canal

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  • Duration: 3:02
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2017
  • views: 19
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https://wn.com/Illinois_And_Michigan_Canal
I&M canal Aug 2017

I&M canal Aug 2017

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  • Duration: 8:00
  • Updated: 25 Aug 2017
  • views: 17
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https://wn.com/I_M_Canal_Aug_2017
Port of LaSalle Canal Boat

Port of LaSalle Canal Boat

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  • Duration: 0:29
  • Updated: 07 Jun 2008
  • views: 399
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Video of the delivery of the Port of LaSalle Canal Boat and its placement into the Illinois-Michigan Canal in LaSalle, Illinois. // created at animoto.com
https://wn.com/Port_Of_Lasalle_Canal_Boat
I&M Canal Trail - Joliet to Channahon

I&M Canal Trail - Joliet to Channahon

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  • Duration: 12:06
  • Updated: 18 Jun 2012
  • views: 627
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This section trip completed the I & M Canal Trail for me. I have now biked the entire route, Willow Road to LaSalle. This is my favorite route. There is a very nice campsite in Channahon.
https://wn.com/I_M_Canal_Trail_Joliet_To_Channahon
I&M Canal Grinder 2016

I&M Canal Grinder 2016

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  • Duration: 4:47
  • Updated: 26 Aug 2016
  • views: 388
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2nd year of the 2 day bikepacking trip along the I&M Canal For more info visit: http://canal grinder.wordpress.com
https://wn.com/I_M_Canal_Grinder_2016
LaSalle Canal Boat Promo.mov

LaSalle Canal Boat Promo.mov

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  • Duration: 1:08
  • Updated: 12 Jul 2011
  • views: 819
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Discover the key to the City of Chicago's development! The I&M Canal is a 19th century, 96 mile canal connecting the Illinois river and Lake Michigan. Itʼs significance lies in completing to first inland water route from the Mississippi river to the east coast for trading. The canal took 12 years to dig, largely by Irish immigrants with shovels. Completion of the I&M Canal in 1848 transformed a small outpost into the booming city of Chicago. Today the canal is the first national heritage area with many activities to preserve and celebrate it's history, coordinated by the Canal Corridor Association. Visit the Lock 16 Visitor Center in LaSalle to experience the history of this pivotal time in Illinois's development. Book passage on a replica mule drawn canal boat and get pulled back in time. The boats crew and your tour guides are period personalities recreating the experiences of mid 19th century frontier life. Your one-hour ride is an interactive journey to understanding this pivotal time in Chicago's development as greatest city in the heart of America.
https://wn.com/Lasalle_Canal_Boat_Promo.Mov
bohola (Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders) perform: "Paddy on the I&M Canal"

bohola (Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders) perform: "Paddy on the I&M Canal"

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  • Duration: 4:00
  • Updated: 12 Apr 2014
  • views: 921
videos
"Paddy on the I&M Canal" is a song Pat Broaders and I wrote for the documentary "Irish in Chicago" -- it about the Irish who built and died building the Illinois & MIchigan Canal which started construction in 1836 and finished in 1848.
https://wn.com/Bohola_(Jimmy_Keane_Pat_Broaders)_Perform_Paddy_On_The_I_M_Canal
Lake Cadillac/Mitchell Canal Snowmobile Run

Lake Cadillac/Mitchell Canal Snowmobile Run

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  • Duration: 0:31
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2016
  • views: 3943
videos
Ski-Doo Rev 800 running the open water across the channel.
https://wn.com/Lake_Cadillac_Mitchell_Canal_Snowmobile_Run
I&M Canal

I&M Canal

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  • Duration: 2:01
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2011
  • views: 343
videos
https://wn.com/I_M_Canal
2015 I&M Canal Grinder

2015 I&M Canal Grinder

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  • Duration: 3:22
  • Updated: 18 May 2015
  • views: 535
videos
85 mile overnight bike packing trip along the I&M Canal. A lot of beer, a lot of flooding, a lot of rain, a lot of hangovers, a lot of fun. http://canalgrinder.wordpress.com
https://wn.com/2015_I_M_Canal_Grinder
Inauguração do canal! Michigan, indo ao mercado

Inauguração do canal! Michigan, indo ao mercado

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  • Duration: 11:34
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2014
  • views: 1336
videos
Venham, conheçam meu dia-a-dia americano e descubram comigo um pouquinho dos E.U.A e matem suas curiosidades!
https://wn.com/Inauguração_Do_Canal_Michigan,_Indo_Ao_Mercado
I & M Canal Bike Tour

I & M Canal Bike Tour

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  • Duration: 9:57
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2010
  • views: 2389
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July 2010. Bike tour of the I & M Towpath from La Salle, IL to Utica, IL
https://wn.com/I_M_Canal_Bike_Tour
Illinois and Michigan Canal October 15th 2011

Illinois and Michigan Canal October 15th 2011

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  • Duration: 7:09
  • Updated: 24 May 2013
  • views: 449
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A bicycle ride on part of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, a retired barge canal, in north central Illinois.
https://wn.com/Illinois_And_Michigan_Canal_October_15Th_2011
The I and M Canal: A Hidden Treasure

The I and M Canal: A Hidden Treasure

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  • Duration: 5:01
  • Updated: 31 Jul 2017
  • views: 36
videos
This is my filmmaking entry for the 2017 Grundy County 4-H Fair! I hope you enjoy, I put a lot of work into it! Music - Brock Berrigan - John
https://wn.com/The_I_And_M_Canal_A_Hidden_Treasure
The Illinois-Michigan Canal Trail.mov

The Illinois-Michigan Canal Trail.mov

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  • Duration: 10:36
  • Updated: 08 Jul 2011
  • views: 229
videos
The I & M Canal Trail from Ottawa to LaSalle is very interesting and scenic. You will go through two state parks (Starved Rock and Buffalo Rock) on this stretch. Take a camera, you never know what you might see.
https://wn.com/The_Illinois_Michigan_Canal_Trail.Mov
Interview with Illinois Michigan Canal Expert

Interview with Illinois Michigan Canal Expert

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  • Duration: 4:07
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2013
  • views: 241
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This interview was part of a history fair project that researched the impact Gurdon Hubbard had on the development of Chicago.
https://wn.com/Interview_With_Illinois_Michigan_Canal_Expert
ILLINOIS MICHIGAN CANAL LOCK 16 LA SALLE, ILLINOIS FLOOD OF 2013

ILLINOIS MICHIGAN CANAL LOCK 16 LA SALLE, ILLINOIS FLOOD OF 2013

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  • Duration: 0:30
  • Updated: 20 Apr 2013
  • views: 368
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4-20-13
https://wn.com/Illinois_Michigan_Canal_Lock_16_La_Salle,_Illinois_Flood_Of_2013
I&M Canal Trail

I&M Canal Trail

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  • Duration: 5:57
  • Updated: 29 Jun 2017
  • views: 17
videos
https://wn.com/I_M_Canal_Trail
I & M Canal

I & M Canal

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  • Duration: 0:25
  • Updated: 01 Mar 2013
  • views: 24
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I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
https://wn.com/I_M_Canal
Canal Washout

Canal Washout

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  • Duration: 0:23
  • Updated: 22 Jul 2013
  • views: 324
videos
The Illinois and Michigan Canal suffered from this spring's record floods.
https://wn.com/Canal_Washout
I&M Canal Trail

I&M Canal Trail

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  • Duration: 3:06
  • Updated: 01 Apr 2010
  • views: 122
videos
arizona9245 2009 I&M trail trip.
https://wn.com/I_M_Canal_Trail
Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, Joliet, Illinois

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, Joliet, Illinois

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  • Duration: 50:11
  • Updated: 12 May 2014
  • views: 409
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This canal was built in the 1830s and 1840s along the portage between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, which had long been used as an American Indian trade route. The canal rapidly transformed Chicago from an isolated crossroads into a critical transportation hub between the East and the developing Midwest. A 61-mile recreational trail follows the canal towpath.
https://wn.com/Illinois_Michigan_Canal_National_Heritage_Corridor,_Joliet,_Illinois