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Elbridge in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jordan Lock 51

 
 
Jordan Lock 51 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 20, 2017
1. Jordan Lock 51 Marker
Inscription.
1847 Enlarged Erie Canal
Replaced Jordan Village Lock
Expanded to Double Lock
1884 Locks Lengthened
Power Winch Used to Lock

 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 43° 3.998′ N, 76° 29.726′ W. Marker is in Elbridge, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is on New York State Route 31, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 51, and its marker, are located approximately 2 miles west of the Village of Jordan, Onondaga County, N.Y. on the north side of Route 31. Marker is in this post office area: Elbridge NY 13060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erie Canal (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Log Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Firehouse (approx. 3.6 miles away); Town of Brutus (approx. 3.7 miles away); Weed's Basin (approx. 3.7 miles away); God's Acre (approx. 3.8 miles away); William McCreedy (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Erie Canal.org's page of Lock 51 Photos. (Submitted on October 26, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords.
Jordan Lock 51 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 20, 2017
2. Jordan Lock 51 Marker
Enlarged Erie Canal
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Jordan Lock 51 Marker along Highway 31, West of Jordan image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 20, 2017
3. Jordan Lock 51 Marker along Highway 31, West of Jordan
Jordan Lock 51 - Southern Lock Chamber, Looking East image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 20, 2017
4. Jordan Lock 51 - Southern Lock Chamber, Looking East
Jordan Lock 51 - Southern Lock Chamber, Looking West image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 20, 2017
5. Jordan Lock 51 - Southern Lock Chamber, Looking West
Jordan Lock 51 - South Chamber Wall image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 20, 2017
6. Jordan Lock 51 - South Chamber Wall
This is the wall that was added to the lock in 1884 when it was "lengthened", thus allowing two canal boats to lock through in tandem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 26, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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