Ancient Canal Builders

7,100 to 7,400 years ago, an advanced civilization sprawled along the coast from the area around New York City down through Florida, across the Mississippi Delta, and into Texas and Mexico. There’s no reason to believe the culture didn’t stretch on into Central America, Brazil and the Caribbean, and possibly even farther. Such an enormous sprawl would suggest a population in excess of 30-50 million people, and more likely up around 200 million or more, if considering other groups spread around the Atlantic Rim.

With a complex system of harbors, canals and waterways extending for hundreds of miles all totaled, the kind of workforce it would take to achieve such a task would have been at least equivelant to what the same project would require today.

Such a society would need to have a complex system of controls. They would need a government and all the normal social systems that go hand-in-hand with a large population. And to support this society, there would need to be a viable and thriving economic system, and the security to protect it.

In order to build such advanced engineering systems, these ancient builders needed a clear understanding of engineering and construction that rivaled modern technologies. With the coastal water raising an average of 5′ every 100 years, they developed a water based transportation system that is unrivaled today.

To that end they must have structured their entire society around water transportation. They built habitation canal-ways around neighborhoods, towns, or fields. They constructed elaborate harbors with quays, wharfs, and docks to facilitate the loading and unloading of any sort of freight, people, minerals, livestock, perishables and dry goods.

As the water continued to rise, they built border canals, dikes and levees in an effort to protect their lands and control the water. Many of these features can still be identified under the water today.

The most spectacular and amazing feature of these features are offshore sunken harbors.

This particular harbor below is located about 2.3 miles out in the open ocean with no connection to land based use. It is about 6′ to 9′ below the current water table, suggesting it was in use prior to -7,000 years ago. (Ocean levels have risen about 5′ 5″ in the last 7,000 years.

The above harbor is going to be our first expedition, so coordinates are being withheld until we have an opportunity to dive on this location. The engineering design specifications of this harbor is more than 12,000′ i length and an average width of about 1,000′, with an estimated depth of 25′, giving a total of about 34 million cubic yards of material moved. At a rate of $15. per cubic yard of material, this project would cost about $500,000,000 in todays dollars to complete. Thats half a BILLION dollars. I would suggest it probably wasn’t completed with Deer Antler scrapers and reed baskets. This is one of several ‘linch-pin’ proofs of a civilization that existed on our coasts prior to the last great cataclysm, -7,000 years ago. If they built this harbor, then they in fact are the architects and builders of the long distance double lane canals in Louisiana, the multiple offshore harbors in New York, .the large matching canals in Mexico. They more than likely are directly related to the builders of the Bimini Road Harbor, as well as the Windover Bog People. 

Below is another harbor also about 2 miles offshore in the open ocean. It too, has no connection to any possible land based use, and like the above harbor, this one also is about 6′ to 10′ below the current mean ocean level. Our first expedition will to be to dive on these two harbors. Check the Florida section for additional locations.

The following harbor is cut from the sunken ‘secondary tidal shoulder’ on an unused section of Long Island, NY. It is connected to a series of very large channels that travese Long Island into Shinnicock Bay. The secondary tidal plain here is about 6′ under mean later level, suggestion this harbor was in use about the same time as the other sunken harbors described above. (About -7,000 years before present.) Check the NY section for an additional 12 sunken harbors in the Long Island area.

The near total lack of solid above ground structures is a strong indication of a cataclysmic event that destroyed the civilization. All that is left of this sprawling society are the remains of the Canals, Channels and Harbors. All other signs of their society, buildings, ships, and ground vehicles, have been scrubbed away completely in a great global cataclysm seven thousand some odd years ago.

This complex appears to have two building and use periods, one that is less structured and has the appearance of being built on top of the old system. The original berm on this center canal includes the large rectangle paddlehead. The second berm seems to have been cut out of the silted over section. It is not possible in this preview, to do justice to the many features of this complex, and much field work is required to make serious statements of potential purpose and function.

Ridge Island

Two canals that are close to unused land. The east canal is about 100 ft wide and and about 4750 ft long. The larger canal to the right is about 150 ft wide and over a mile long, at least of the portion that can be seen. Both these long and very wide canals have no discernible purpose that fit their size and shape.

Assuming the canals are 12 ft -14 ft deep, they represent an engineering project of moving a total of about 1,790,000 cubic yards of material. At somewhere around $10 per cubic yard cost to build, these canals would top $11,794,000 in todays dollar cost. If these were private canal, they would be the largest and most expensive private canals in the world.

East Moriches

An absolutely stunning piece of evidence. This is part of the Moriches channel, near the eastern end of Long Island. This unamed island has degraded, with aged sand spill covering over the Moriches channel. Just to the left, tidal flow and sand spill has completely degraded the channel.Sand spill from the small island to the right has overfilled the degraded channel. The depth here is very interesting, as it appears to be different and deeper than the secondary tidal shoulder. At least the tertiary tidal shoulder, and maybe deeper.


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