Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Located at the head of navigation on the Hudson, Troy's waterfront was already busy with vessels traveling to and from New York City and other river ports. The pool behind the dam now linked Troy via canal to Lake Champlain and allowed construction of a feeder connecting directly to the Erie Canal, which would soon become the major shipping route to western New York and the Great Lakes.
The State Dam was demolished in 1915 after the federal government began construction of the dam and lock used today. Completed in 1916, the Federal Lock and Dam are 2,000 feet north of the old dam site.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is September 1, 1823.
Location. 42° 44.008′ N, 73° 41.438′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uncle Sam Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Fire of 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); T'was The Night Before Christmas (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of 1819 Fifth Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); W & L E Gurley Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rescue of Charles Nalle (approx. Ό mile away); Welcome to the Collar City! (approx. Ό mile away); Rensselaer County Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.