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Lyons in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New York State Barge Canal

 
 
New York State Barge Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 3, 2020
1. New York State Barge Canal Marker
Inscription.  
New York State
Barge Canal
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.
Completed in 1918, the canal system's four branches stretch more than 450 miles, linking the Atlantic Ocean and the great lakes. Its scope and technical innovations made it the most ambitious enlargement of the Erie Canal and the connecting waterways that first opened New York State and North America's interior during the 1820s.

National Park Service
United States Department of The Interior
Designated 2016

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 3.737′ N, 76° 59.764′ W. Marker is in Lyons, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Leach Road south of Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lyons NY 14489, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H.G. Hotchkiss/Hotchkiss Essential Oils (within shouting distance of this
New York State Barge Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 31, 2020
2. New York State Barge Canal Marker
marker); Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 55 (within shouting distance of this marker); H.G. Hotchkiss (within shouting distance of this marker); H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); G. Winston Dobbins Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naming of Lyons (about 500 feet away); Memorial (about 700 feet away); First School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyons.
 
More about this marker. Located next to the lock keeper's house alongside Lock 27 of the Erie Canal. The marker commemorates the New York Canal system, far more than this single lock.
 
New York State Barge Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 31, 2020
3. New York State Barge Canal Marker
This photo shows the maker in context to Lock 27. Although it looks like it is in a secured area, it is actually accessible from the towpath recreational trail that approaches from the west, under the bridge.
Lock 27 and Leach Road Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 3, 2020
4. Lock 27 and Leach Road Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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