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Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Canal Basin

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Canal Basin Marker
Inscription.  End of Erie Extension of the Pennsylvania Canal system. Work begun here July 4, l838. Canal formally opened Dec. 5, 1844, by arrival of "R. S. Reed" with Mercer County coal, and "Queen of the West" with passengers.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1844.
 
Location. 42° 8.142′ N, 80° 5.374′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on State Street north of Front Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freshwater Fishing Capital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dobbins Lane (about 700 feet away); Captain Daniel Dobbins (about 800 feet away); William Leverett Morrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul Allman Siple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flagship Niagara
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By Mike Wintermantel
2. Canal Basin Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Last updated on August 21, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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