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The Cape Cod Canal, an artificial waterway connecting Cape Cod Bay in the north to Buzzards Bay in the south, is 7 miles long and a massive 480 feet wide; compare that to, say, the Erie Canal, a mere 40 feet wide. A dream of Miles Standish of the original Plymouth Colony way back in 1623, it was finally constructed between 1909 and 1916, but it was a $21,000,000 expansion project between 1935 and 1940 that increased the canal to its current width. Wow!
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