Augusta Riverfront and Canal
Augusta Riverfront and Canal Depicts Harrisbury area; Confederate Powderworks, historical mill village, Harris House and Bartram Trail. The Augusta Canal was constructed in 1845; it provides water to the city, power to factories, and transportation for canal craft. The canal rescued Augusta from a business depression in the 1840s and provided energy for war-related industries during the Civil War (1861-65). The city of Augusta, situated at the Savannah River, served as an entreport between land and river traffic since its founding in 1736.