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Pendleton in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grand Erie Canal

 
 
Grand Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 23, 2014
1. Grand Erie Canal Marker
Inscription. At 9:00 am on the twenty-sixth day of October eighteen hundred and twenty-five, the Grand Erie Canal was officially opened. In Buffalo at the foot of Main Street, Governer DeWitt Clinton boarded the packet boat, Seneca Chief, which was elegantly outfitted for the trip to New York City. When the Seneca Chief, with the Governor aboard arrived at the intersection of Tonawanda Creek and the Grand Erie Canal, the packet boat, William C. Bouck, met the governor with a delegation from Lockport aboard. The flotilla of boats proceeded to Lockport for the celebration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.116′ N, 78° 44.079′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of North Tonawanda Creek Road and Irish Road, on the right when traveling north on North Tonawanda Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is on North Tonawanda Creek Road where it turns 90 degrees eastward to cross the Erie Canal. Continuing north, missing the turn onto the bridge, the roadway is actually is Irish Road. Marker is near Depeau Park. Marker is in this post office area: North Tonawanda NY 14120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Northward View Grand Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 23, 2014
2. Northward View Grand Erie Canal Marker
This is North Tonawanda Creek Road. Note the bridge in the distance behind the marker. It is over the canal which has just left Tonawanda Creek to course northward to Lockport in the man-made cut. The bridge is also North Tonawanda Creek Road.
flies. The Erie Canal at Amherst (approx. 0.3 miles away); Transit Road Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bigelow House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sweet Home Common School No.15 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pendleton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Williamsville School No.9 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Controlling Water in the Erie Canal (approx. 3.3 miles away); Town of Clarence - Swormville (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pendleton.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the west bank of the canal at the intersection of the canal and Tonawanda Creek, although bushes obsure the view of the canal. The canal waterway thus leaves Tonawanda Creek and heads generally north to Lockport.
 
Also see . . .  Erie Canal Discovery Center - Lockport, NY. (Submitted on May 26, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Southward View Grand Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 23, 2014
3. Southward View Grand Erie Canal Marker
Roadside View Grand Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 23, 2014
4. Roadside View Grand Erie Canal Marker
Grand Erie Canal Marker and Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 23, 2014
5. Grand Erie Canal Marker and Bridge
View of Erie Barge Canal from Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 20, 2014
6. View of Erie Barge Canal from Bridge
Southward view of the Erie Canal junction with Tonawanda Creek. Proceeding towards Tonawanda and Buffalo, the canal turns right into Tonwanda Creek. running left to right in this picture. Tonawanda Creek is the border of Erie and Niagara Counties.
Grand Erie Canal Marker Stone from Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 20, 2014
7. Grand Erie Canal Marker Stone from Bridge
Pulling back the view, and more to the right, the stone holding the marker is seen between the two evergreens. The bridge is North Tonawanda Creek Road which turns left and passes the marker. Behind me, the canal proceeds generally north and northeast to Lockport.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   6, 7. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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