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Fort Hunter in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lock 30

 
 
Lock 30 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 5, 2013
1. Lock 30 Marker
Inscription. Lock 30 of the Enlarged Erie Canal was built between 1838 and 1841 in this location to allow for the efficient operation of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the canal over, and totally apart from, the Schoharie Creek. Prior to the aqueduct's construction, the original Erie Canal had entered the creek itself, creating a hazardous crossing when the creek was flooding.

Because the aqueduct had to be high enough for the Schoharie Creek to flow freely underneath, the Enlarged Erie Canal had to be "stepped-up" to reach the eastern end of the aqueduct. Locks 30 and 29, about a half-mile east of here, raised the canal the 18 1/2- feet required to reach the level of the new structure.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.464′ N, 74° 17.066′ W. Marker is in Fort Hunter, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Schoharie Street and Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Hunter NY 12069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schoharie Crossing (here, next to this marker); Once A Farm (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); In the Wake of Hurricane Irene
Lock 30 Marker Detail : Historic Map image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 5, 2013
2. Lock 30 Marker Detail : Historic Map
Historic map showing the original and Enlarged Erie Canals, Lock 30, and the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct. Courtesy of the New York State Archives and Records Administration.
(about 800 feet away); The Fort by the Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building Block of the Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Queen Anne Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Guard Lock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Hunter.
 
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Lock 30 Marker Detail: Photo of Lock, Boat & Store image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 5, 2013
3. Lock 30 Marker Detail: Photo of Lock, Boat & Store
Barge traveling west, with lock tender's shanty (center), and Brown's Cash Store (far right), ca. 1900. Courtesy of the Fort Hunter Canal Society.
Lock 30 Marker Detail: Photo of Lock & Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 5, 2013
4. Lock 30 Marker Detail: Photo of Lock & Bridge
Lock 30 facing east, showing a Whipple truss bridge, ca. 1895. Courtesy of the Fort Hunter Canal Society.
Lock 30 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 5, 2013
5. Lock 30 Marker
The interpretive sign on the right is the Lock 30 marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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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