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Canastota in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Canastota's Basin

1825-1918

 
 
Canastota's Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
1. Canastota's Basin Marker
Inscription.  A canal basin is an expanse of waterway alongside or at the end of a canal, and wider than the canal, constructed to allow boats to moor or unload cargo without impeding the progress of other traffic, and to allow room for turning.
Research & Design by Joe DiGiorgio
Canastota Canal Town Museum
A Canastota Rotary Club Project

 
Erected by Canastota Rotary Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 43° 4.763′ N, 75° 45.127′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Canal Street (County Route 76) and Commerce Street, on the left when traveling west on Canal Street. Marker is located near the southwest corner of the intersection, overlooking a former section of the Erie Canal now known as Pools Brook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canastota NY 13032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Enlarging the Erie Canal (here, next to this marker); Canal Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Canastota's Lift Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Peterboro Street Lift Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Reuben Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Bruce Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industrial Growth / Canalway Trail (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
 
Marker detail: Area where basin existed before the opening of the Barge Canal image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Area where basin existed before the opening of the Barge Canal
Marker detail: 1834 Map image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: 1834 Map
• Low Bridge on Peterboro Street
• Dry Dock on what is now Commerce Street
• Basin width/more than 40 ft. of Canal
• Land belonged to founder Reuben Perkins
• Canastota Creek fed the Erie Canal
Marker detail: Dry docking at end of basin, ca. 1900 image. Click for full size.
4. Marker detail: Dry docking at end of basin, ca. 1900
When the canal was enlarged to 70 ft. through Canastota in 1839, the size and shape of the basin changed.
Marker detail: Pleasure & tour packet boats used the boat launch image. Click for full size.
5. Marker detail: Pleasure & tour packet boats used the boat launch
Canastota's Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
6. Canastota's Basin Marker
(Canastota Basin/former Erie Canal in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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