Boonville in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Black River Canal
Level; 710 feet above Rome;
from here water flowed
north to St Lawrence,
south to Mohawk.
State Education Department 1938
Erected 1938 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 43° 29.069′ N, 75° 19.87′ W. Marker is in Boonville, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Erwin Parkway (New York State Route 12) south of Schuyler Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonville NY 13309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boonville Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boonville (approx. ¼ mile away); In Honor of Walter D. Edmonds (1903-1998) (approx. ¼ mile away); Post House, 1817 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pratt House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mohawk River (approx. 6.8 miles away); Constable Hall (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boonville.
Also see . . .
1. Boonville Black River Canal History. The Black River Canal was an engineering wonder. Though only 35 miles long, it required 109 locks to negotiate a rise and fall of 1079 feet. The much longer Erie Canal was 360 miles long but required only 83 locks over a rise and fall of 692 feet. Between Rome and Boonville — a distance of 25 miles — 70 locks were built, and between Boonville and Lyons Falls — a distance of 10 miles — another 39 were built. (Submitted on August 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Black River Canal (Wikipedia). The summit of the Black River Canal passed through Boonville in Oneida County, where it met with a feeder canal that originated in Forestport. (Submitted on August 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.