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9 Mile Creek Aqueduct

 
 
9 Mile Creek Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank E. Sadowski Jr., October 17, 2009
1. 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct Marker
This marker is fairly unusual in that the text is not the same on both sides.
Inscription.
[Obverse]:
9 Mile Creek Aqueduct
Built 1842 By NY State. In
Use 1845 - 1918, Replacing
1819 Aqueduct Located Just
Downstream. One of 32 On
The 19th Century Erie Canal.
Canal Society
of N.Y.S. 1999
[Reverse]:
9 Mile Creek Aqueduct
These Limestone Arches &
Piers Held a Wooden Water-
Filled Trunk 144 Feet Long
And 49 Feet Wide, Carrying
Boats, People and Products.
Canal Society
of N.Y.S. 1999

 
Erected 2009 by the Canal Society of New York State.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 3.53′ N, 76° 17.203′ W. Marker is in Camillus, New York, in Onondaga County. Touch for map. The marker is posted beside the Erie Canalway Trail, which is the old canal towpath, a short way from Thompson Road. Marker is in this post office area: Camillus NY 13031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paddock Mill (approx. one mile away); Syracuse Area (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jesuit Mission
9 Mile Creek Aqueduct Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Frank E. Sadowski Jr., October 17, 2009
2. 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct Marker Dedication
Members of the Canal Society of New York State are on hand for the unveiling and dedication of the 10 year old 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct historic marker. This marker was cast in 1999 and installed in 2009.
(approx. 5.2 miles away); First Sawmill (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of First Frame House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of Old Hotel (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Old Yard (approx. 7.2 miles away); Log Cabin Site (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The aqueduct marker was commissioned by the Canal Society of New York State in 1999 and presented to the Camillus Erie Canal Park during a Society field trip to the Camillus area in 1999. However, it was not erected at that time, instead it was placed on display in the Sims' Store Museum at the Camillus Erie Canal Park until after the aqueduct restoration was completed and a few weeks before the autumn meeting of the Canal Society of New York State at which time it was installed and ceremonially rededicated on Saturday, October 17, 2009.
 
Regarding 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct. Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct is a restored stone and wood aqueduct of the Erie Canal over Nine Mile Creek in Camillus, New York. It was built in 1841 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The towpath part of the structure has four arches of 30 feet each.
9 Mile Creek Aqueduct - 1974 image. Click for full size.
By Dr. David Beebe, 1974
3. 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct - 1974
The structure was built of stone joined by a marine cement that was relatively new at the time, but which has endured well.

The aqueduct is within the Camillus Erie Canal Park. Restoration work began in 2008, and the wooden bottom and sides of the aqueduct were restored in 2009, enabling it to carry water again, and enabling reconnection of the two one-mile segments of the Erie Canal on either side.

In August 2009, boats traversed the restored aqueduct for the first time since 1917.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct Restoration. Frank E. Sadowski Jr's website, "The Erie Canal" - Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct Restoration documents the 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct restoration project with over 50 photos from different phases of the construction between April and September, 2009. (Submitted on November 7, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 

2. Camillus Erie Canal Park. Nine Mile Aqueduct Restoration page of the Camillus Erie Canal Park webpage. (Submitted on November 7, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Camillus Erie Canal Park
 
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9 Mile Creek Aqueduct, 2004 - Prior to Restoration image. Click for full size.
By Frank E. Sadowski Jr. , July 11, 2004
4. 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct, 2004 - Prior to Restoration
9 Mile Creek Aqueduct, 2009 - Amid Restoration image. Click for full size.
By Frank E. Sadowski Jr., May 22, 2009
5. 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct, 2009 - Amid Restoration
9 Mile Creek Aqueduct, 2009 - Fully Restored and Open Waterway image. Click for full size.
By Frank E. Sadowski Jr., August 14, 2009
6. 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct, 2009 - Fully Restored and Open Waterway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,648 times since then and 58 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week January 24, 2010. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 7, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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