Tribes Hill in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Mohawk Valley & The Barge Canal
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
In the mid-1780s, wing dams were built to maintain a higher water level, and a short canal and locks eliminated a major portage at Little Falls. These improvements were of limited success, and floods continued to be a major problem.
The original 1820s Erie Canal avoided the river and its problematic flooding. Throughout the valley, the canal was hand-dug completely separate from the Mohawk. The opening of the Barge Canal in the Mohawk on May 15, 1916, brought the story of traffic on the fiver full circle. As in the beginning, the river once more became an integral part of travel across New York State.
Erected by Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.
Location. 42° 56.75′ N, 74° 17.304′ W. Marker is in Tribes Hill, New York, in Montgomery County. The marker is near the sidewalk leading to Lock E12 from the powerhouse building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tribes Hill NY 12177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canal Builder (a few steps from this marker); Lock 30 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schoharie Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Shanahan (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Schoharie Aqueduct (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tribes Hill World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Once A Farm (approx. half a mile away); In the Wake of Hurricane Irene (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tribes Hill.
Also see . . . Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. (Submitted on November 6, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.