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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Macedon in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Have You Wondered

 
 
Have You Wondered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
1. Have You Wondered Marker
Inscription. Have you wondered, "What are these boxes and what were they used for?

These boxes have historical value and were used in a variety of ways. In circa 1900 they were used on Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, NY for oil barges to tie up to while waiting to unload the oil for transport to other locations. They were later brought to this location to catch debris before it reached the route 350 catch gate in the Old Erie Canal to your left.

If you know of any other uses, please contact the Erie Canal Museum at www.eriecanalmuseum.org. or 315-471-0593. Let the historian know so, this great piece of history will not be lost.

In order to preserve the history of these boxes, do not sit, climb or stand on them. Thank you.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.416′ N, 77° 18.295′ W. Marker is in Macedon, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on Canal Park mile west of Railroad Avenue when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the west end of the farthest parking area in Canal Park. Marker is in this post office area: Macedon NY 14502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Macedon's Honor Roll (approx. mile away); Emma B. Sweet
Have You Wondered Marker & Boxes image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
2. Have You Wondered Marker & Boxes
Erie Barge Canal in background.
(approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Our Fallen Civil War Soldiers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bullis House (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Settlers of Macedon (approx. one mile away); Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 Historic Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Erie Lock 60 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Macedon Academy (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macedon.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
A Box as Described on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
3. A Box as Described on the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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