• 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
  • Illinois and michigan canal

    had some flutter in the brushless gimbal i have since lowered the power setting to the tilt motor using simple BGC controller

    published: 15 Nov 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • I&M Canal - 2013 Forest Preserve near Canal (Part 3)

    The McKinley Forest Preserve is along the I&M Canal.

    published: 27 May 2013
  • Day on the Canal

    Saturday, June 20th, was Day on the Canal in Cadillac. Day on the Canal is an annual summer event, held at Mitchell State Park. Hundreds of people of all ages came together to enjoy a variety of activities. Activities included an arts and crafts show at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, live music, and of course the main event: cardboard boat races on the Clam Lake Canal that connects Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell.

    published: 20 Jun 2015
  • Erie Canal

    This video was created by the University of Michigan Environmental Psychology Lab. It discusses the revitalization of the Erie Canal as a means of shipping goods, now that fossil fuels have become more expensive and harder to obtain. Stay tuned for other videos from our localization case study series! For more information on localization and transition, visit our website at http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/transitiontimes/.

    published: 05 Aug 2014
  • I&M Canal

    published: 23 Jun 2016
  • I&M Canal Trail

    arizona9245 2009 I&M trail trip.

    published: 01 Apr 2010
  • My Painting of Illinois & Michigan Canal - Lock 14 and 15 in LaSalle IL around 1900

    I spent over two months working on this painting and i must say it was not easy for me. But i am glad i made the goal and stuck with it. I will have prints available for those who are interested. I was aided by many photos i collected of the area through the local libraries and other historians of the area. Each picture offered new details. My aim was to be as accurrate as i could be. The canal boat "IRENE" was named after a boat that traversed the canal. The train type is also indicitive of a late 1890s steam loco with wood-sided coaches. The steam boat also was duplicated from a boat in LaSalle at one time. The factories off to the right and so on. Of course i wish i had more photos to work from but i did my best with what i had. It gives people a glimpse of what the area was like around...

    published: 15 Feb 2012
  • 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
  • Channahon - I&M Canal State Trail

    A canoe camping trip on the I&M Canal Trail starting from Channahon State Park. For more please visit my blog at www.hikingillinois.blogspot.com.

    published: 23 Oct 2013
  • 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
  • 7 Miles on the I&M Canal Trail

    A day hike from Ottawa to Marseilles on the I &M Canal Trail

    published: 10 Nov 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
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: 5242
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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
Illinois and michigan canal

Illinois and michigan canal

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  • Duration: 5:14
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2014
  • views: 348
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had some flutter in the brushless gimbal i have since lowered the power setting to the tilt motor using simple BGC controller
https://wn.com/Illinois_And_Michigan_Canal
I&M Canal Grinder 2016

I&M Canal Grinder 2016

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  • Duration: 4:47
  • Updated: 26 Aug 2016
  • views: 279
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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: 790
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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
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: 1419
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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.
I&M Canal - 2013 Forest Preserve near Canal (Part 3)

I&M Canal - 2013 Forest Preserve near Canal (Part 3)

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  • Updated: 27 May 2013
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The McKinley Forest Preserve is along the I&M Canal.
https://wn.com/I_M_Canal_2013_Forest_Preserve_Near_Canal_(Part_3)
Day on the Canal

Day on the Canal

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  • Duration: 2:00
  • Updated: 20 Jun 2015
  • views: 422
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Saturday, June 20th, was Day on the Canal in Cadillac. Day on the Canal is an annual summer event, held at Mitchell State Park. Hundreds of people of all ages came together to enjoy a variety of activities. Activities included an arts and crafts show at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, live music, and of course the main event: cardboard boat races on the Clam Lake Canal that connects Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell.
https://wn.com/Day_On_The_Canal
Erie Canal

Erie Canal

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  • Duration: 6:40
  • Updated: 05 Aug 2014
  • views: 363
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This video was created by the University of Michigan Environmental Psychology Lab. It discusses the revitalization of the Erie Canal as a means of shipping goods, now that fossil fuels have become more expensive and harder to obtain. Stay tuned for other videos from our localization case study series! For more information on localization and transition, visit our website at http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/transitiontimes/.
https://wn.com/Erie_Canal
I&M Canal

I&M Canal

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  • Updated: 23 Jun 2016
  • views: 23
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https://wn.com/I_M_Canal
I&M Canal Trail

I&M Canal Trail

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  • Duration: 3:06
  • Updated: 01 Apr 2010
  • views: 121
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arizona9245 2009 I&M trail trip.
https://wn.com/I_M_Canal_Trail
My Painting of Illinois & Michigan Canal - Lock 14 and 15 in LaSalle IL around 1900

My Painting of Illinois & Michigan Canal - Lock 14 and 15 in LaSalle IL around 1900

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  • Duration: 3:29
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2012
  • views: 175
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I spent over two months working on this painting and i must say it was not easy for me. But i am glad i made the goal and stuck with it. I will have prints available for those who are interested. I was aided by many photos i collected of the area through the local libraries and other historians of the area. Each picture offered new details. My aim was to be as accurrate as i could be. The canal boat "IRENE" was named after a boat that traversed the canal. The train type is also indicitive of a late 1890s steam loco with wood-sided coaches. The steam boat also was duplicated from a boat in LaSalle at one time. The factories off to the right and so on. Of course i wish i had more photos to work from but i did my best with what i had. It gives people a glimpse of what the area was like around 1900.This painting is acryllic and is 16x20 in size.
https://wn.com/My_Painting_Of_Illinois_Michigan_Canal_Lock_14_And_15_In_Lasalle_Il_Around_1900
Port of LaSalle Canal Boat

Port of LaSalle Canal Boat

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  • Duration: 0:29
  • Updated: 07 Jun 2008
  • views: 387
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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
Channahon - I&M Canal State Trail

Channahon - I&M Canal State Trail

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  • Duration: 10:57
  • Updated: 23 Oct 2013
  • views: 636
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A canoe camping trip on the I&M Canal Trail starting from Channahon State Park. For more please visit my blog at www.hikingillinois.blogspot.com.
https://wn.com/Channahon_I_M_Canal_State_Trail
2015 I&M Canal Grinder

2015 I&M Canal Grinder

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  • Duration: 3:22
  • Updated: 18 May 2015
  • views: 492
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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
7 Miles on the I&M Canal Trail

7 Miles on the I&M Canal Trail

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  • Duration: 7:14
  • Updated: 10 Nov 2013
  • views: 309
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A day hike from Ottawa to Marseilles on the I &M Canal Trail
https://wn.com/7_Miles_On_The_I_M_Canal_Trail
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: 12
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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
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