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.
Location. 43° 3.061′ N, 76° 8.941′ W. Marker is in Syracuse, New York, in Onondaga County. 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); Pitts Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Onondaga Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Syracuse Grade Crossing Elimination (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 . . . 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.