Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Grounds of this Canal
were donated by the Heirs of the late
Hon. Augustus Porter & Gen. Peter B. Porter.
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. ¼ mile away); Niagara's Industrial Beginnings and the Establishment of the State Reservation 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 & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 134 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.