Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Erie Canal / Albany Basin
Albany Basin. For nearly 100 years boats entered the Erie Canal at nearby Lock 1, bringing work, tradition and fame to the State’s capital.
Erected by The Canal Society of New York State.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 42° 39.347′ N, 73° 44.57′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Click for map. Marker located in a grassy area between a parking lot and the Hudson River in the Erastus Corning River Front Park a.k.a. The Corning Preserve just north of the Livingston Ave. (Railroad) Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albany Pump Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln Mourned (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of 1 Elk St. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Court of Appeals (approx. 0.6 miles Joseph Henry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albany - Capital of New York 200 Years (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kilian Van Rensselaer (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
More about this marker. What makes this marker quite unique is that it has two different messages, one on each side of the sign. In New York these signs typically have the same text on both sides.
Also see . . . Canal Society of New York State Home Page. Bringing together canal enthusiasts from across the state... (Submitted on February 5, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. Erie Canal Albany Basin Lock 1
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