Friday June 14, 2002

ORTONA, Fla. — In a June 6 story, The Associated Press erroneously reported that archeologists in South Florida had discovered the oldest canals ever found in North America. 

The canals discovered in Ortona, Fla., were the oldest canals used for fishing and transportation purposes. Older canals, used for irrigation, have been unearthed in the southwestern United States. 

The transportation canals are about 1,700 years old. Some irrigation canals located near Tucson, Ariz., are about 3,000 years old.