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Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Route of the Little Falls Canal

 
 
Little Falls Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 17, 2008
1. Little Falls Canal Marker
Inscription.
Route of the
Little Falls Canal
Completed November 17, 1795
to bypass the rapids of
the Mohawk River.
Erected November 17, 1995
Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor

 
Erected 1995 by Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor.
 
Location. 43° 2.459′ N, 74° 51.554′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is at the intersection of West Mill Street and Canal Place, on the right when traveling east on West Mill Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Shore Limited Wreck (approx. half a mile away); Gen. Nicholas Herkimer (approx. 2.3 miles away); Herkimer Home State Historic Site (approx. 2.3 miles away); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (approx. 2.3 miles away); In Memory of the Men (approx. 2.3 miles away); Nicholas Herkimer (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Palatines (approx. 2.4 miles away); General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Little Falls.
 
Regarding Route of the Little Falls Canal. The Little Falls Canal
Little Falls Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 17, 2008
2. Little Falls Canal Marker
was the first real canal built in New York State. It was begun in 1793 and completed in 1795. Its locks were made of wood originally, but were rebuilt in 1802 in local stone. It is that last stage of construction that is evident in the surface ruins at the west end of the City of Little Falls.
 
Also see . . .  The Little Falls Canal on the New York State Museum webpage. (Submitted on June 3, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Western Inland Lock and Navigation Company
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Little Falls Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 17, 2008
3. Little Falls Canal Marker
Little Falls Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 17, 2008
4. Little Falls Canal Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 25, 2016.
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