November 29, 1829 – Construction on the first Welland Canal complete

November 29, 1829 – Construction on the first Welland Canal complete

The Welland Canal is a ship canal in Ontario connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The canal allows the movement of cargo ships up and down the Niagara Escarpment. The first Welland canal began at Port Dalhousie and ran along the Twelve Mile Creek to Port Robinson. Construction on the canal began in 1824 and was completed on November 29, 1829.