Macedon in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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These boxes have historical value and were used in a variety of ways. In circa 1900 they were used on Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, NY for oil barges to tie up to while waiting to unload the oil for transport to other locations. They were later brought to this location to catch debris before it reached the route 350 catch gate in the Old Erie Canal to your left.
If you know of any other uses, please contact the Erie Canal Museum at www.eriecanalmuseum.org. or 315-471-0593. Let the historian know so, this great piece of history will not be lost.
In order to preserve the history of these boxes, do not sit, climb or stand on them. Thank you.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 43° 4.416′ N, 77° 18.295′ W. Marker is in Macedon, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on Canal Park, ¼ mile west of Railroad Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macedon NY 14502, 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. Macedon's Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilcoxen Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Emma B. Sweet (approx. half a mile away); Town of Macedon (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Our Fallen Civil War Soldiers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bullis House (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Settlers of Macedon (approx. one mile away); Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 Historic Site (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macedon.
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 98 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.