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Fonda in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Erie Canal

Build a Canal, Build a Nation

 
 
The Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 28, 2019
1. The Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.  
Mother of Cities
The Erie Canal is often called the "Mother of Cities” because it spurred the growth of boom cities such as Syracuse, Buffalo, Utica, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Chicago.

A Financial Force
The Erie Canal helped finance ventures such as the Louisiana Purchase and the transcontinental railroad, both of which helped transform our nation.

A Financial Force
The Erie Canal helped finance ventures such as the Louisiana Purchase and the transcontinental railroad, both of which helped transform our nation.

Nearby Attractions:
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum - Chittenango - This museum features the only recovered historic dry dock in New York State along the Erie Canal with blacksmith shop, sawmill, reconstructed canal boat and more.

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry - Seneca Falls - This museum is located on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, with interactive exhibits on the history of local waterways and their impact on the region.

Verona Beach Lighthouse - Verona Beach -
The Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. The Erie Canal Marker
Built on Oneida Lake in conjunction with the opening of the Barge Canal in 1918, this lighthouse is still maintained by the New York State Canal Corporation as an aid to navigation
 
Erected by Path Through History, I Love NY.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 42° 54.998′ N, 74° 26.8′ W. Marker is in Fonda, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from NY Thruway (Interstate 90), on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the Mohawk Valley Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fonda NY 12068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transportation is King / Modernization (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (a few steps from this marker); The Mohawk Valley (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Buoy Boat (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of
The Erie Barge Canal Viewed from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
3. The Erie Barge Canal Viewed from the Marker
this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fonda.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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