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The Erie Canal in Western New York

The Erie Canal in Western New York

covering the Erie Canal from Montezuma to Lockport including early history & canal port profiles

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Published by Clarion Publications in Geneseo, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Erie Canal (N.Y.),
  • Genesee Region (N.Y.) -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGenesee country
    Statementprepared by the editors of Genesee country
    The Physical Object
    Pagination58 p. :
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22856006M

      One of the longest and most historically significant canals in the United States, the Erie Canal runs for a grand total of miles. When it was first constructed and opened up in , it was the second longest canal on Earth and played a major role in the development and expansion of New York . One of the largest public works projects in American history, the Erie Canal inspired a nationwide transportation revolution and directed the course of New York and American history. When completed in , the engineering marvel unlocked the Western interior for trade and settlement, boomtowns sprang up along the canal’s path, and New York.

      One way that many have enjoyed this summer has been the Erie Canal. Erie Canal Adventures in Macedon, New York, has over a dozen packet boats, where folks can vacation on the water. “They&# The Erie Canal, New York State, and the United States. The following Erie Canal-related images were created from original documents and books in the collections of the New York State Library (unless otherwise noted). The images are dpi PDFs. To open the PDF, click on the link under the image or in the citation column.

    Beginning in Albany, New York, the capital of the Empire State and traveling west through beautiful hills, farm lands and small towns of western New York to Buffalo, the Erie Canal with its many locks is a fabulous piece of history and reminder of another way of life and transportation. Particularly beautiful in early Fall, but wonderful in 5/55 TripAdvisor reviews.   In a recurring series about the history of our city that the citizens of Western New York should know, Buffalo's future was secured when it was decided that the Erie Canal .


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The Erie Canal in Western New York Download PDF EPUB FB2

Settlement in the west: sketches of Rochester; with incidental notices of western New York. (James Brunner (Geneseo, NY), ). -- A reproduction of the book originally published in Rochester by William Alling, Pages give a detailed history of the Erie Canal and the background of canal development in New York State.

The Erie Canal: Well-written Factual History Overall, a good book. Readers should note that this book, despite the publish date ofwas actually first published in by American Heritage Press, and Mr. Andrist had published other historical books before passing away in /5. Fortunately I stumbled upon "The Erie Canal," by Ralph Andrist, and learned the fascinating history and importance of the Erie Canal.

The book is well written, an easy read, and contained enough information for me to gain a true appreciation of the project as well as an insight into the politics and life during the early decades of America/5(). Erie Canal in Western New York The canal spurred construction of docks, warehouses, and foundries in this community and many others.

As the terminus, however, Buffalo grew the fastest, from a population of just over 2, in to overby the end of the century. Buffalo annexed Black Rock in Active sponsor of the Erie Canal, founder of the New-York Historical Society, and devoted supporter of the cultural and industrial growth of city and state, DeWitt Clinton comes alive in this story of the origins of the greatest city in the world."--Edward I.

Koch, Mayor of New York The Erie Canal in Western New York book, to Cited by: 9. The New York State Canal System’s exceptional scenery history, culture, and natural resources earned the mile waterway and the communities along its shores Congressional designation as the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in   New York City’s population quadrupled between and Financing of the Erie Canal’s construction allowed the city to eclipse Philadelphia as.

Erie Canal, historic waterway of the United States, connecting the Great Lakes with New York City via the Hudson River at advantage of the Mohawk River gap in the Appalachian Mountains, the Erie Canal, miles ( km) long, was the first canal in the United States to connect western waterways with the Atlantic uction began in and was completed in The scenic Erie Canal-once labeled the 8th Wonder of the World-is a great ribbon of water that cuts clear across the Empire State.

In the Genesee Country, this spectacular recreational resource offers a score of canalside ports that are close, fun and relaxing. In fact, the old Erie Canal has turned into a linear park, on the verge of developing into one of the country's great tourist attractions. The New York State Canal Corporation has announced the operational hours and dates for the Navigation Season for the entire canal system.

Boaters are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open Friday,at a.m. for the navigation season. The Erie Canal by the book, pamphlet, brochure, map and picture. November Since construction of the Erie Canal began years ago, inand since the NYS Museum recently opened a new exhibit on the Canal, the Library's November exhibit on the seventh floor focuses on many ways to navigate and learn about the New York State Erie Canal: you can hike, bike, canoe, cruise, sail.

The new book Enterprising Waters: The History and Art of New York’s Erie Canal (SUNY Press Excelsior Editions, ) chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today. One of the largest public works projects in American history, the Erie Canal inspired a nationwide transportation revolution and directed the course of New York and American history.

The Erie Canal, the mile waterway that connects the Hudson River to Lake Erie, didn't just change New York; it transformed the entire United States.

By creating a direct, inexpensive link between the Eastern Seaboard and the western interior, the canal opened up the expansion of the country far more than even its most avid proponents imagined. In the small village of Medina out in Western New York, Culvert Road allows travelers to drive through a damp tunnel that takes them under the Erie Canal.

Google Right on what many refer to as the Medina Culvert, you'll find a plaque that informs travelers of how this unique tunnel was completed back in and has been featured in Ripley's Author: Lea Monroe.

A resurgence in interest in the Erie Canal has prompted Tonawanda journalist Dan Murphy to write a new book that is filled with riveting anecdotes and little-known facts. The Erie Canal: The Ditch that Opened a Nation is both entertaining and educational.

The book includes more than 20 photos and a number of special user-friendly features. Western New York was still a United States frontier during the early Erie Canal boom, and professional and established clergy were scarce.

Many of the self-taught people were susceptible to enthusiasms of folk lists won many converts to Protestant sects, such as Congregationalists, Baptists, and Methodists. Converts in nonconformist sects became part of numerous innovative.

The Erie Canal opened today (5/15/), marking the th canal season since its auspicious opening in in New York. There was a big line up of vessels in Waterford, waiting to lock through and head west. All of these were taken in Waterford at Lock 2, the entrance to the Erie Canal. It is extraordinary and thrilling to travel on the mile-long Erie Canal that slices through New York state and played such a vital part in the nation’s history, especially as we go through.

The Erie Canal started construction in and was completed 8 years later. It was the first commercial link between New York East and the West.

The Erie Canal cost $7 million to construct and was acclaimed as one the greatest engineering marvels in the world. It united the country and helped NYC become the financial state it Rating: % positive. The official New York State Canal System web site has a page on Navigating the Canals which includes a section explaining How to "Lock Through" Canal System Locks.

Size of the Locks The original Erie Canal locks were 90 feet long and 15 feet wide, and were designed for a canal boat 61 feet long and 7 feet wide, with a 3 1/2 foot draft. Description. Champlain, Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca by The New York State Canal Corp.

(formerly produced by Northern Cartographic) This is the official chart book by the New York State Canal Corp. It contains images and information on Services and amenities, over charts along with Lock, bridge, buoys, marinas a harbors, boat launches, local facts and photos, distances and travel times.

Each year, New York’s portion of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario receives aroundfish. Lake trout abound in the Greater Niagara Region for a number of reasons. In Lake Erie, the Eastern Basin of the lake is some of the deepest and coldest waters in the lake, affording good angler opportunity for trollers working deep water shoals and reefs.Relax and enjoy the NYS Canal System on a canal boat tour, dinner cruise, or multi-day voyage.

You'll find tours within an hour's drive of every major city in the Canalway Corridor. You can also rent kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards or rent self-skippered canal boats for multi-day vacations.