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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. 43° 5.325′ N, 79° 3.574′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is 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 thar face each other closely. This small corner park seems neglected. The brick surfaces have odd slopes and heaves. Marker is 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 marker. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bridges of Niagara (approx. mile away); Niagara's Industrial Beginnings and the Establishment of the State Reservation
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. 0.3 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); Site of First House (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.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 145 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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