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What’s the most im­por­tant thing we can learn from wa­ter­ways his­tory? Suc­cess­ful canals were built by lo­cal peo­ple to help lo­cal in­dus­try and de­velop the lo­cal econ­omy. Con­sid­er­ing trans­port as a na­tional net­work will al­ways end up with peo­ple want­ing to add links of du­bi­ous eco­nomic ben­e­fit to the sys­tem, but which look good on a map, as hap­pened with rail­ways.

What do peo­ple get wrong about wa­ter­ways his­tory?

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