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

Canal Aqueduct

 
 
Canal Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
1. Canal Aqueduct Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1840-1841 to replace original 1825 structure. Carried boats on Erie Canal across Plotterkill. Rebuilt after July 1891 storm.
 
Erected 2020 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists.
 
Location. 42° 50.768′ N, 74° 0.725′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is on New York State Route 5S 0.1 miles west of New York State Route 890, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plotter Kill Aqueduct (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pre-Columbian Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alan Fairbanks (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Movable Dam at Lock 8 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Jan Mabee House
Tow Path Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Tow Path Bridge
The tow path crossed the creek on this bridge. The aqueduct was on the opposite side.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Jan Mabee House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sacandaga Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Beukendaal Battle (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Plotter Kill Aqueduct. (Submitted on December 16, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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