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James Abernethy 1819 - 1853

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James Abernethy 1819 - 1853

An engineer who played a part in starting the Manchester Ship Canal.

Relationships: worked with G B Bruce, assistant to George, junior Leather and worked with T & C Hawksley.

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After 1834Aire & Calder Main LineWas assistant engineer to George Leather, junior, in the building of Goole Dock and ship lock.
1853Tennant CanalProduced a plan of Port Tennant
1887Tennant CanalCo-wrote a report stating that except for a portion near the terminus the canal was obsolete.
22 August 1888Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction CanalCommissioned to report, with T & C Hawksley, on the construction of a canal between the Trent and Sheffield.In October they recommended new larger locks on the existing waterway.

 

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