National Affairs: St. Lawrence Seaway

The honeymoon of Congress and the first Roosevelt Administration ended, like many a honeymoon, in a quarrel. One cause of the quarrel was a project that President Roosevelt had set his heart on ever since his days as Governor of New York: the St. Lawrence Seaway.

This pet project was gigantic—completed, the Seaway would permit ships of 24-foot draft to sail 2,350 miles from Duluth to the Atlantic in nine days. Among other things it called for two great dams (generating 2,200,000 h.p. of electrical energy) to be built on the International Rapids, where...

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