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Cayuga-Seneca Canal Entrance

 
 
Cayuga-Seneca Canal Entrance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
1. Cayuga-Seneca Canal Entrance Marker
Inscription. At this point in 1828, water from Seneca Lake was first released into the newly constructed Cayuga-Seneca Canal, forming a navigable link to the Erie Canal. The waterway enabled commerce to flow between Seneca and the Hudson River and soon became an economic engine that brought wealth and prosperity to the city of Geneva and other municipalities along its path. Eventually supplanted by rail and truck transportation, this channel was abandoned in the 1920s and ultimately filled in.
 
Erected by Finger Lakes Boating Museum.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 42° 52.176′ N, 76° 58.641′ W. Marker is in Geneva, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from Lake Front Drive (U.S. 20) just south of Lake Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Geneva NY 14456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fay & Bowen Engine Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Pathmark Geneva (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Pathmark Geneva (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named
Cayuga-Seneca Canal Entrance Marker as seen facing south image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
2. Cayuga-Seneca Canal Entrance Marker as seen facing south
Pathmark Geneva (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pathmark Geneva (approx. 0.3 miles away); Log House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Pathmark Geneva (approx. half a mile away); Geneva Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Geneva.
 
More about this marker. The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is in Seneca Falls, very near the Women's Hall of Fame
 
Also see . . .  Cayuga-Seneca Canal - Historic Cultural Sites and Museums. While this marker indicates the original canal bed was filled in, there is a "new" canal still in use that connects Seneca Lake with Seneca Falls and about 92 miles of other waterways. (For what it's worth, the falls at Seneca Falls no longer exist as falls, having been made navigable by a massive multi-stage lock.) (Submitted on October 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Cayuga-Seneca Canal Entrance Marker as seen facing north image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
3. Cayuga-Seneca Canal Entrance Marker as seen facing north
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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