List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Union Canal Union Canal
Union Canal
Union Canal
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. James McFarlane
Mr. Matthew M. Henderson
Mr. Alexander Whyte
031.10 "A Splendid water-way extending from Port-Hopetown at Edinburgh to Port-Downie on the Forth and Clyde Canal, and, by means of the latter navigation, connecting Glasgow with Edinburgh, from which it is frequently termed the Edinburgh and Glasgow Canal. The success of the Forth and Clyde Canal, which extends from Port-Dundas at Glasgow, to Grangemouth at the head of the Firth of Forth, had long directed the attention of the public to the expediency of forming a canal which should take the benefit of that already in existence, and thus form a continuous means of Communication between the eastern and western Capitals of Scotland. It was commenced in 1818 and finished in 1822. The total cost up till this time" (1842) "was little short of £400,000, an amount vastly beyond the original sum at which the works had been estimated, and to this Cause in addition to the misconception, as to the amount of traffic likely to be on it, may be attributed the extremely unremunerating character which has all along attached to this really useful and great national undertaking. The line as has been stated commences at the
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