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The Grounds of this Canal

 
 
The Grounds of this Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 14, 2016
1. The Grounds of this Canal Marker
Inscription.
The Grounds of this Canal
were donated by the Heirs of the late
Hon. Augustus Porter & Gen. Peter B. Porter.
1852.
In pursuance of their original design for Hydraulic purposes the work was commenced in 1853 by a Company which failed & the Title passed to the present owner Horace H. Day. by whom the structures were erected & Canal completed
July 1, 1861.
Henry L. Southard, Chief Engineer
E. W. Ensign, Contractor
A. R. Trew, Superintendent.

 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 43° 5.325′ N, 79° 3.574′ W. Marker was in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker was at the intersection of 3rd Street and Niagara Street, on the right when traveling south on 3rd Street. Click for map. Marker faces a pair of quarter circle cement bleachers that face each other closely. This small "pocket" park seems neglected. The brick surfaces have odd slopes and heaves. Update: The park was leveled by the private owner in 2016. Marker is missing. Marker was in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty
Schoelkopf Bridge Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 14, 2016
2. Schoelkopf Bridge Dedication Plaque
The bridge, like the canal, is gone without a trace. The plaque on stone is in the same corner park as the marker. It is facing west, away from, but alongside, 3rd Street.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bridges of Niagara (approx. mile away); Niagara's Industrial Beginnings and the Establishment of the State Reservation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Niagara Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Falls View Bridges (approx. 0.4 miles away); Niagara County Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Great Gorge Route (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Regarding The Grounds of this Canal. The canal no longer exists. It has been filled. The canal carried water diverted from above Niagara Falls to mills along the Niagara Gorge, producing power.
 
Also see . . .
1. Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Manufacturing Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 14, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. The Historic Mill District - Niagara Falls Thunder Alley. (Submitted on March 14, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Hydraulic Canal - Wake Up Niagara. Images (Submitted on March 14, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker & 3rd Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 14, 2016
3. Marker & 3rd Street
Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 14, 2016
4. Westward
Towards the Days Inn.
Site Leveled; Marker Removed image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 12, 2017
5. Site Leveled; Marker Removed
In 2016 the "pocket" park was leveled by a private owner. The marker is missing.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   5. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017.
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