On a cloudy day in Paris, a group of people gathered around the Canal Saint-Martin to witness a remarkable event. All eyes were fixed on the authorities as they began the process of draining the canal’s murky waters. For over two hundred years, the depths of the canal had remained untouched by sunlight, leaving behind a plethora of mysteries hidden within its depths. Curiosity abounded among the onlookers as they wondered what could have accumulated over such a lengthy period of time. The following account details the astonishing discoveries that were made at the bottom of the Canal Saint-Martin.
Time to Drain
As the murky waters of the canal receded, the authorities conducted a thorough investigation of its depths, uncovering long-hidden secrets. This rare opportunity to glimpse into the canal’s mysteries left Parisian residents on the edge of their seats, eager to discover more about the city’s history.
A Source Of Water
Initially approved by Napoleon Bonaparte, the canal’s construction aimed to provide safe drinking water to the growing population of 550,000 residents. It was evident, however, that this number would only increase with time, prompting the need for a reliable source of water for the city’s future growth.