Augusta Canal

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Bids for canal trail extension delayed

Bids for an Augusta Canal trail extension have been delayed by one week to allow suppliers of bridge components extra time to evaluate the project. The bid opening will be June 19.
By Rob Pavey | Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Trail bids to be opened June 12

One of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area's final and most complicated trail additions is expected to be under way later this year.
By Rob Pavey | Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Man found in canal drowned

Autopsy results show a 52-year-old homeless man found floating in the Augusta Canal on Wednesday drowned.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, May 24, 2012

Drought may hurt canal power

The Augusta Canal's flow might require temporary reductions later this year if a worsening drought continues to affect the Savannah River.
By Rob Pavey | Friday, May 18, 2012

Canal demonstrates area's history

Visitors to the Augusta Canal will have access to some new tour options this week, in addition to the popular Interpretive Center exhibits that highlight the city's industrial past.
By Rob Pavey | Thursday, April 5, 2012

Canal artifact getting new attention

The massive iron ring languished for generations at the bottom of the Augusta Canal, but now it seems everyone has an interest in it.
By Rob Pavey | Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Ideas for Sibley Mill shared

During a recent public hearing, more than two dozen people exchanged ideas for Sibley Mill's future. Suggestions included residences, offices and a center for digital technology.
By Rob Pavey | Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Development ideas sought for mill

The Canal Authority has scheduled a public hearing to seek input on redevelopment options for Sibley Mill.
By Rob Pavey | Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Old Sibley Mill gets cleanup

Workers have finished removing mercury and pesticides from Sibley Mill, but finding a new owner for the landmark will require more work, more money and a better economy.
By Rob Pavey | Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Augusta Canal Authority receives award

The Augusta Canal Authority was honored as recipient of the 2011 Tourism Product Development Award for its ongoing improvements to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.
By Rob Pavey | Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

Rewatering planned for Augusta Canal

Work to rewater the third level of the Augusta Canal will be finished in a couple of months, said canal authority Executive Director Dayton Sherrouse.
By Carole Hawkins | Friday, July 15, 2011

Canal bicycle trail expansion approved

A critical link in the Augusta Canal's multiuse trail network will move ahead soon after being stalled by right-of-way issues six years ago.
By Rob Pavey | Friday, April 22, 2011

Work to restore flow to shallow third level

Work could begin this year on a project to restore the flow of water along five blocks of the Augusta Canal's stagnant third level.
By Rob Pavey | Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

New canal hiking tours will begin next month

A series of new hiking tours along the Augusta Canal will be held in October and November featuring local experts in history, wildlife and forestry.
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

Grants could help Sibley Mill cleanup

A series of matching federal grants could help the Augusta Canal Authority begin environmental cleanup at Sibley Mill as early as 2011.
By Rob Pavey | Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

Sibley Mill purchase complete

The Augusta Canal Authority completed its planned purchase Tuesday of the historic Sibley Mill, along with its hydropower plant, outbuildings and 20 acres.
By Rob Pavey | Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010

Studies further Sibley Mill plan

The results of environmental studies at Sibley Mill are promising, which advances the Canal Authority's plan to purchase it.
By Rob Pavey | Monday, June 21, 2010

Augusta Canal, heritage sites gain ally

Augusta's historic canal could have a stronger voice in Washington through a newly established National Heritage Area Congressional caucus.
By Rob Pavey | Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Augusta Canal gets DC boost

Augusta’s historic canal could have a stronger voice in Washington through a newly established National Heritage Area Congressional caucus.
By Rob Pavey | Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Opportunity knocked

In the years that followed the end of the Civil War, cotton broker Josiah Sibley saw great opportunities for Augusta.
By Rob Pavey | Saturday, April 10, 2010

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