Bellows Falls Canal

Location: Bellows Falls
Tag(s): Industry
Historical Category: Transportation History
Video Date: 03/29/18

The village of Bellows Falls grew on the Connecticut River as businesses used water power from the falls. In 1791, investors started building a canal around the falls to improve transportation along the river. Eventually the early canal was abandoned as train travel became more popular. The falls now generate hydroelectric power.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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