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Tribes Hill in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Canal Builder

 
 
Canal Builder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 23, 2007
1. Canal Builder Marker
Inscription.
Canal Builder
"James Shanahan Lock"
Lock 12 so designated 1989.
In 1864 he built 1st Bridge
over Hudson River at Albany.
Sup't NYS Canals 1878-1897

 
Erected 1990 by Shanahan Lock Committee.
 
Location. 42° 56.75′ N, 74° 17.311′ W. Marker is in Tribes Hill, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (County Route 27). Click for map. The marker faces Lock E12 in Tribes Hill. It can be seen by visiting the lock and from a boat "locking through" the lock on the Mohawk River/Erie Canal. Marker is in this post office area: Tribes Hill NY 12177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lock 30 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schoharie Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Once A Farm (approx. half a mile away); In the Wake of Hurricane Irene (approx. half a mile away); The Fort by the Village (approx. half a mile away); Building Block of the Erie Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Erie Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); East Guard Lock (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. James Shanahan Lock Dedicated. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. The Travels of Tug 44 - Erie Canal Lock E-12 at Tribes Hill
Canal Builder Marker at Lock 12 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 2, 2011
2. Canal Builder Marker at Lock 12
The marker is to the left of the steps descending from the powerhouse building. The bent yellow safety railing hanging over the edge of the lock and the caution tape roping off the area of the lock are results of the flooding earlier in the week, on August 28, 2011, following Hurricane Irene.
. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The James Shanahan Lock, Erie Canal Lock E12 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 1, 2011
3. The James Shanahan Lock, Erie Canal Lock E12
Lock E12 and the movable dam at Tribes Hill have been damaged by the Mohawk River flooding after Hurricane Irene. The canvas over the bridge was in placed for sandblasting and painting operations.
Lock E12 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 23, 2007
4. Lock E12
A closer look at this cabin with the elevation stick shows that someone has recorded the June 2006 highwater mark on the building between numbers 288 & 289.
The James Shanahan Lock from the Fort Hunter side of the Mohawk River image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 23, 2007
5. The James Shanahan Lock from the Fort Hunter side of the Mohawk River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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