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The Genesee River

 
 
The Genesee River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
1. The Genesee River Marker
Inscription. The Genesee River, "Rochester's Greatest Scenic Asset," begins in Pennsylvania and flows north into Lake Ontario. The Genesee reaches Portageville as a sizeable river and plunges dramatically over three spectacular falls it carved through Letchworth Park.

It meanders northward to Rochester, where it feeds the Barge Canal, laps the shores of Genesee Valley Park and the University of Rochester's River Campus and extends north to the Couth Street Dam.

From the dam, it dips under Main Street and other bridges to plunge over the 96-foot Upper Falls and two lower falls, then flows gently past Seneca Park. Views from 13 traffic and 5 foot bridges afford Rochestarians a view of the Genesee's dramatic path.
 
Location. 43° 9.373′ N, 77° 36.6′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Main Street mile west of St. Paul Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie Canal (here, next to this marker); Main Street Bridge (a few steps from this marker); From Hunting Ground to City (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Genesee River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
2. The Genesee River Marker
Early Mills and Races (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Steward 1793-1869 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Site in Journalism (about 500 feet away); Second Erie Canal Aqueduct (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. Marker cannot be read from the road - grey metal marker on grey granite pedestal with grey raised lettering.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Genesee River Marker in situ image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
3. The Genesee River Marker in situ
The Genesee River Marker as seen facing east image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
4. The Genesee River Marker as seen facing east
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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