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Erie Canal

 
 
Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 17, 2019
1. Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.  The historic 60 foot wide right-of-way that became the Erie Canal in 1825 established N.Y.S. as the route to the west for an expanding nation. This corridor of commerce and culture, extending from Albany to Buffalo, made New York the Empire State.
 
Erected by International Right of Way Association Empire State Chapter 18.
 
Location. 43° 3.064′ N, 76° 8.934′ W. Marker is in Syracuse, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is on Erie Boulevard East (New York State Route 5) east of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the triangular plaza just north of the Erie Canal Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse NY 13202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie Boulevard Was Once the Erie Canal (here, next to this marker); How Much Does a Canal Boat Weigh? (a few steps from this marker); Onondaga Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Pitts Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Syracuse Grade Crossing Elimination
Erie Canal Marker  wide view<br>(<i>Erie Canal Museum across Erie Blvd. in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 17, 2019
2. Erie Canal Marker wide view
(Erie Canal Museum across Erie Blvd. in background)
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Webster's "Syracuse Speech" (about 500 feet away); James K. McGuire (about 500 feet away); Courier Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syracuse.
 
Also see . . .  Erie Canal (Wikipedia). The Erie Canal originally ran 363 miles from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States. (Submitted on September 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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