Lyons in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
It is 1880 and You are Riding on a Packet Boat
This mural painted by artist Erica Swenson, an RIT graduate, is depicting the Enlarged Erie Canal as it wound its way through the village in the late 1800's. Clinton's Ditch, as it was originally called, became the iconic waterway establishing settlement patterns for most of the United States, and made New York the financial capital of the world.
Mural Mania would like to thank Mike Victoious' for providing his MVP Auto Parts building for the installation of this gateway mural. Mural Mania would also like
This mural was painted on Evolon.
Erected 2016 by Mural Mania.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list.
Location. 43° 3.782′ N, 76° 59.46′ W. Marker is in Lyons, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Geneva Street (New York State Route 14) and Montezuma Street, on the left when traveling north on Geneva Street. Marker & mural are on the back of 6 Montezuma Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Montezuma Street, Lyons NY 14489, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mildred Taylor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bank (about 400 feet away); Gratefully Dedicated (about 600 feet away); Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); H.G. Hotchkiss (approx. ¼ mile away); H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural H.G. Hotchkiss/Hotchkiss Essential Oils (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyons.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.