Lewes and Rehoboth Canal

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Lewes and Rehoboth Canal in Lewes.

The Lewes and Rehoboth Canal is a canal in Sussex County, Delaware, which connects the Broadkill River and the Delaware Bay to Rehoboth Bay. It forms a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Northern terminus of the canal, through the Roosevelt inlet facing the Delaware Bay


Originally proposed in 1803, the canal was finally constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers from 1913 to 1916. Despite its intended use as a freight shipment route, it saw little use for that purpose due to the development of more efficient roads and railways; instead, the canal has primarily been used for leisure boating for the majority of its history.[1]

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  1. ^ Tyson, Rae (January 15, 2015). "Lewes-Rehoboth canal runs a different course". DelmarvaNOW.com. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 38°45′27″N 75°06′34″W / 38.75750°N 75.10944°W / 38.75750; -75.10944