Syracuse in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
How Much Does a Canal Boat Weigh?
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Other weighlocks stood at Albany, West Troy (Watervliet), Waterford, Utica, Oswego, and Rochester, but only this Syracuse weighlock survives with its building intact. After canal tolls were abolished in 1882 the building served as engineering offices for the canal system. Today the Weighlock is the Erie Canal Museum and houses a full-size replica canal boat.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 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); Erie Canal (a few steps from this marker); Why a Weighlock? (within shouting distance of this marker); Gardening Along the Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Gateway to the World (within shouting distance of this marker); Pitts Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Onondaga Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Locks (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syracuse.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Erie Canal Weighlock
Also see . . . The Weigh Lock. By 1883, more than $121 million in tolls was collected, which totally covered the original construction costs, constant repairs, operation, and enlargement. Toll charges were discontinued that year because of the financial success of the Canal. (Submitted on September 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.