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

Erie Canal

Albany to Buffalo

 
 
Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 9, 2012
1. Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.  Begun 1817, completed 1825. Enlarged 1850's and early 1900's. This section opened 1822, making Pittsford an active commercial port.
 
Erected 1990 by Pittsford Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list.
 
Location. 43° 5.536′ N, 77° 30.873′ W. Marker is in Pittsford, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Main Street 0.2 miles from Monroe Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsford NY 14534, 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. In Honor of All Pittsford Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Pittsford Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Line Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phoenix Hotel (about 600 feet away); Historic Schoen Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cobblestone Academy
Erie Canal Marker as seen facing North on Main St. image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 9, 2012
2. Erie Canal Marker as seen facing North on Main St.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The First House (approx. 0.2 miles away); District #1 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsford.
 
More about this marker. This marker is pretty easy to miss, it's tucked a little back from the road and is shaded by a tree.
 
Erie Canal Marker as seen facing South on Main St. image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 9, 2012
3. Erie Canal Marker as seen facing South on Main St.
Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, July 9, 2012
4. Erie Canal Marker
The waterway is obviously the canal. The buildings make up the old Port of Pittsford, now known as Schoen Place. The buildings have been rehabilitated over the last few decades, and the process is still going on. There are a number of restaurants, retail outlets and other services. People with children can stop on the boardwalk and feed the ever-present ducks. If you're riding along the canal path and need a bike repair, Towpath Bikes is one of the outlets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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