Kirkville in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park at Kirkville Road
The Enlarged Erie Canal
Workers began the construction of the original Erie Canal in 1817 on the flat Oneida Lake Plain between Syracuse and Rome. This section of the canal was known as the "Long Level" and did not require the construction of locks. Completed in 1825, the Erie Canal was an immediate commercial success.
Increasing traffic soon made it necessary to enlarge the canal. The "Enlarged Erie Canal" was finished in 1862 and was deeper, wider, and straighter than the original. In some places, the Enlarged Canal was built directly on top of the original. In other places, a new course was laid to eliminate unnecessary twists and turns. The New York State Barge Canal opened in 1918, and the "Enlarged Erie Canal" was
Background photograph of Erie Canal ca.1890, courtesy of Fort Hunter Canal Society.
Location. 43° 4.198′ N, 75° 56.967′ W. Marker is in Kirkville, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker can be reached from Kirkville Road North 0.7 miles north of Green Lakes Road (New York State Route 290), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the south side of the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park parking lot, overlooking Pool's Brook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kirkville NY 13082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pool's Brook (approx. one mile away); The Erie Canal - Canvass White (approx. 2.8 miles away); Deep Spring (approx. 3½ miles away); Fayetteville (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dry Docks: Canal Service Centers (approx. 4 miles away); Feeding the Canal (approx. 4 miles away); A Busy, Bustling Boatyard (approx. 4 miles away); A Cannery at the Crosswaters (approx. 4 miles away).
Also see . . . "Clinton's Ditch" Canal and the Enlarged Erie Canal. Proposed in 1808 and completed in 1825, the canal links the waters of Lake Erie in the west to the Hudson River in the east. An engineering marvel when it was built, some called it the Eighth Wonder of the World. In order to keep pace with (Submitted on January 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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