200 year old Saint Martin Canal, went through a lot. If the canal was a human, it would be a very wise one. It plays a very important role in the history of the city and its development. The Paris wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for this canal. it brought freshwater in the city, it helped in improving the living standard and health of the residents. It helped in trading of building materials and food. This Canal has given a lot to this city but in return it has received tons of garbage.