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Lyons in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

It is 1880 and You are Riding on a Packet Boat

 
 
Marker for Mural of Erie Canal @ Lyons image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
1. Marker for Mural of Erie Canal @ Lyons
Inscription. It is 1880 and you are riding on a packet boat through Lyons, New York; as you pass and through Lock 55 the air is thick with the smell of peppermint oil having just been loaded for shipment by the Hotchkiss Building. Your packet boat just turned north going under the Elm Street Bridge; the familiar symbols of Lyons, the Wayne County Courthouse and the clock on the Methodist Church are in the distance. Up ahead is the Montezuma Street Bridge where your packet boat will again head east along what is now Clyde Rd. When the Barge Canal opened in 1918 this section of the Enlarged Erie Canal was filled in and is now a parking lot.

This mural painted by artist Erica Swenson, an RIT graduate, is depicting the Enlarged Erie Canal as it wound its way through the village in the late 1800's. Clinton's Ditch, as it was originally called, became the iconic waterway establishing settlement patterns for most of the United States, and made New York the financial capital of the world.

Mural Mania would like to thank Mike Victoious' for providing his MVP Auto Parts building for the installation of this gateway mural. Mural Mania would also like to thank the Boehmier Foundation for their generous donation to fund this mural. This mural is associated with the Global Mural Conference. This mural was dedicated in October of 2016.

This
It is 1880 and You are Riding on a Packet Boat Mural & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
2. It is 1880 and You are Riding on a Packet Boat Mural & Marker
mural was painted on Evolon.
 
Erected 2016 by Mural Mania.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 3.782′ N, 76° 59.46′ W. Marker is in Lyons, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Geneva Street (New York State Route 14) and Montezuma Street, on the left when traveling north on Geneva Street. Touch for map. Marker & mural are on the back of 6 Montezuma Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Montezuma Street, Lyons NY 14489, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mildred Taylor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gratefully Dedicated (about 600 feet away); Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); H.G. Hotchkiss (approx. mile away); H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural (approx. mile away); H.G. Hotchkiss/Hotchkiss Essential Oils (approx. 0.3 miles away); Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 55 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyons.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
It is 1880 and You are Riding on a Packet Boat Mural & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
3. It is 1880 and You are Riding on a Packet Boat Mural & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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