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Richard Hurd

Engineer of Cardiff.

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1675Exeter Ship CanalFor a fee of 100 he throughly dredged the canal, extended it half a mile, so avoiding a mile of difficult river, and built a new transhipment basin and entrance with a pair of single gates that would take 60 ton craft. He also built a new weir at Exeter. The work continued into 1776.

 

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