Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Erie Canal / Albany Basin
The Erie Canal. This site marks the east end of the canal, opened in 1825. It carried products and people between the Hudson River and Lake Erie
Albany Basin. For nearly 100 years boats entered the Erie Canal at nearby Lock 1, bringing work, tradition and fame to the State’s capital.
Erected by The Canal Society of New York State.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 42° 39.347′ N, 73° 44.57′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker located in a grassy area between a parking lot and the Hudson River in the Erastus Corning River Front Park a.k.a. The Corning Preserve just north of the Livingston Ave. (Railroad) Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albany Pump Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln Mourned (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boardman & Gray Piano Factory (approx. 0.4 Lil's Diner (approx. 0.4 miles away); Patroon Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clinton Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Church in Albany (Reformed) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
More about this marker. What makes this marker quite unique is that it has two different messages, one on each side of the sign. In New York these signs typically have the same text on both sides.
Additional keywords. Erie Canal Albany Basin Lock 1
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 5,239 times since then and 276 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. It was the Marker of the Week October 26, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.