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

History of the Buoy Boat

 
 
History of the Buoy Boat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 20, 2019
1. History of the Buoy Boat Marker
Inscription.  Canal buoy boats were originally constructed in the 1920s and 1930s to service buoys on the Barge Canal. Since the Barge Canal followed natural rivers and lakes for much of its length, as opposed to the mule-drawn dug canal, navigation buoys were needed to mark the channel and help mariners avoid shoals and other obstructions. These buoys had lamps which were fueled by kerosene, and canal employees had to regularly refill the kerosene and check the condition and position of these buoys. Originally built for this purpose, several of these vessels remain in active service today and other projects along the 524-mile New York State Canal System.
 
Erected by New York State Canal System.
 
Location. 42° 54.978′ N, 74° 26.793′ W. Marker is near Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from NY Thruway (Interstate 90) 5.7 miles west of Exit 28 (New York State Route 30A) 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
Buoy Boat image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 20, 2019
2. Buoy Boat
marker. The Mohawk Valley (a few steps from this marker); Then and Now (within shouting distance of this marker); Bollards (within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation is King / Modernization (within shouting distance of this marker); The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of 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); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Buoy Boat 115 image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 20, 2019
3. Buoy Boat 115
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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