Which took longer to build, the Erie Canal or the Panama Canal?

The Panama Canal, which required ten years from start to finish, took two years longer to build than the Erie Canal.

Excavation on the 51-mile long Panama Canal began in 1904; the first ship entered the waterway in 1914.

The Erie Canal, linking Buffalo and Albany, New York, took from 1817 to 1825 to complete.

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