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City of Cohoes in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Juncta
 
New Juncta Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 28, 2008
1. New Juncta Marker
The City of Cohoes installed this new Juncta Marker on December 10, 2007
 
Inscription.
Junction of the Original
Erie and Champlain Canals
First Settlement and Name
of Cohoes. Site of the
First Post Office.

 
Erected 2000 by New York State Department of Transportation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 45.792′ N, 73° 41.984′ W. Marker was in City of Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker was on Saratoga Street (New York Route 32), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Camp Van Schaick (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Van Schaick (approx. 0.6 miles away); Van Schaick Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (approx. mile away); First Power Mill for the Manufacture of Knit Fabrics (approx. 0.8 miles away); Egberts & Bailey Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cohoes City Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
 
New Juncta Marker beside Saratoga Street (Rt 32) in Cohoes Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 28, 2008
2. New Juncta Marker beside Saratoga Street (Rt 32) in Cohoes
The new marker is in place doing its job of informing the public about the historical significance of the old Juncta Site.
 
Sometime this spring, 2007, I noticed the marker was missing. The post was bent over to the ground as though something had run right over it. I found and picked up a couple of small pieces of the marker and put them in my car.

Recently a brand new replacement marker was put up in the same spot. I'm informed by the City of Cohoes Office of General Services that the new Juncta NYS Historic marker was installed on 12/10/2007.
 
Regarding Juncta. The Juncta was the original junction of the Erie Canal with the Champlain Canal as well as the beginning of the 19-structure Cohoes flight of locks. This historically significant site, which opened in 1823, was a thriving business center that was to grow to become the City of Cohoes. It is located just north of the intersection of Saratoga Street (NYS Route 32) and Spring Street, south of the present center of Cohoes.

New York State Department of Transportation, at the request of a local historic group, coordinated and provided funding to re-erect the historic marker at the original location of the Juncta. An unveiling ceremony took place on October 26, 2000 as part of the celebration for the 175th Anniversary of the Opening of the Erie Canal. This was a great partnering effort between NYSDOT, The Spindle City Historic Society and the City of Cohoes. The City of Cohoes is presently trying to progress a project to create an Interpretive Park at this site.
 
The Now Defunct Jucta Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 4, 2005
3. The Now Defunct Jucta Marker
 

 
Additional keywords. Juncta Erie Canal Champlain Canal Cohoes
 
Remains of the old Juncta Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 13, 2008
4. Remains of the old Juncta Marker
 
 
Champlain Canal Lock Beside I-787 in Cohoes Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 13, 2006
5. Champlain Canal Lock Beside I-787 in Cohoes
The remains of Champlain Canal Lock 2 were to be included in the proposed interpretive park.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,532 times since then. Last updated on March 13, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on December 24, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on December 24, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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