Lockport in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Was the third President of the United States. In 1808 a delegation from the state of New York approached him hoping to secure federal funds for building the Erie Canal. Jefferson refuses because he thought that the project would bankrupt the United States Treasury. New York State assumed the entire cost of constructing the canal.
Erected by New York State Canals.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 43° 10.173′ N, 78° 41.659′ W. Marker is in Lockport, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Main Street near Cottage Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Main Street, Lockport NY 14094, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The “Big Bridge” (within shouting distance of this marker); “Lockport Flight of Five” (within shouting distance Upson Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockport Municipal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Tour Boat Then & Now (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lower Lock Construction (about 300 feet away); Lockport YWCA Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockport.
More about this marker. This marker is at the southeast corner of the "Big Bridge."
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 199 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.