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Tribes Hill in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Canal Builder

 
 
Canal Builder Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 23, 2007
1. Canal Builder Marker
Inscription.  
Canal Builder
"James Shanahan Lock"
Lock 12 so designated 1989.
In 1864 he built 1st Bridge
over Hudson River at Albany.
Sup't NYS Canals 1878-1897

 
Erected 1990 by Shanahan Lock Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
 
Location. 42° 56.75′ N, 74° 17.311′ W. Marker is in Tribes Hill, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (County Route 27). The marker faces Lock E12 in Tribes Hill. It can be seen by visiting the lock and from a boat "locking through" the lock on the Mohawk River/Erie Canal. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tribes Hill NY 12177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mohawk Valley & The Barge Canal (a few steps from this marker); Lock 30 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schoharie Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Shanahan (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Schoharie Aqueduct (approx. 0.4 miles
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away); a different marker also named The Schoharie Aqueduct (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tribes Hill World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Once A Farm (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tribes Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Shanahan Lock Dedicated. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. The Travels of Tug 44 - Erie Canal Lock E-12 at Tribes Hill. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
3. The James Shanahan Lock. From the Friends of Schoharie Crossing Blog (Submitted on November 4, 2019, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 
 
Canal Builder Marker at Lock 12 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 2, 2011
2. Canal Builder Marker at Lock 12
The marker is to the left of the steps descending from the powerhouse building. The bent yellow safety railing hanging over the edge of the lock and the caution tape roping off the area of the lock are results of the flooding earlier in the week, on August 28, 2011, following Hurricane Irene.
The James Shanahan Lock, Erie Canal Lock E12 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 1, 2011
3. The James Shanahan Lock, Erie Canal Lock E12
Lock E12 and the movable dam at Tribes Hill have been damaged by the Mohawk River flooding after Hurricane Irene. The canvas over the bridge was in place for sandblasting and painting operations.
Lock E12 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 23, 2007
4. Lock E12
A closer look at this cabin with the elevation stick shows that someone has recorded the June 2006 highwater mark on the building between numbers 288 & 289.
The James Shanahan Lock from the Fort Hunter side of the Mohawk River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 23, 2007
5. The James Shanahan Lock from the Fort Hunter side of the Mohawk River
Canal Builder Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 8, 2020
6. Canal Builder Marker
The marker is just above and beyond the two orange cones.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   6. submitted on July 8, 2020, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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