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Growing demand for transport

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  The existing canals were busy. Demand for coal, stone, grain, and manufactured goods continued to grow. This encouraged people to support more canal schemes. Coal production rose from 5.2 million tons in 1750 to 15 million tons in 1800 and 45 million in 1830. small picture of Regent's Canal Dock entrance
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