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Macedon in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 Historic Site

 
 
Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
1. Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  
Macedon's
Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60
Historic Site

The original 1825 Erie Canal (Clinton's Ditch), proved so successful that in 1841 lock 60 was built as a single chamber as part of a system wide enlargement. Whereas the "Ditch” was four feet deep and forty feet wide the "Enlarged” Canal was seven feet deep and seventy feet wide. Traffic on the "Enlarged" Canal was so great that in 1874 a second chamber was constructed alongside the first to permit simultaneous lockings of east and west bound boats. The length of this second chamber was doubled in 1888 to further increase capacity. Lock 60 was abandoned around 1914 with the completion of the third version of the canal, the one still in use today.

For photos and other Macedon canal sites, go to www.macedontown.net/canal/index.php
 
Erected by Macedon Historic Canal Site, Macedon Trails Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
2. Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 & Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list.
 
Location. 43° 4.203′ N, 77° 16.936′ W. Marker is in Macedon, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Quaker Road one mile east of O'Neil Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2574 Quaker Road, Palmyra NY 14522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erie Lock 60 (a few steps from this marker); First Settlers of Macedon (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Our Fallen Civil War Soldiers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Macedon's Honor Roll (approx. 0.9 miles away); May 29, 1800 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wilcoxen Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Have You Wondered (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Sites (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macedon.
 
Access to the Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 Historic Site & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
3. Access to the Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 Historic Site & Marker
This is the access to the marker, pictured immediately off of Quaker Road.
Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
4. Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60
View is eastward. The marker is behind and below the wall at center, at the end.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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