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The Dismal Swamp Canal


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The Dismal Swamp Canal, located along the North Carolina-Virginia border, is the country's oldest continually operating manmade canal. Although digging of the canal did not start until 1793, a canal had been considered since William Byrd II first surveyed the area in 1728. The canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and today boating is limited to pleasure crafts only. Over 2,000 such boats pass through it yearly.
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