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The Erie Canal / Albany Basin

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 27
1. The Erie Canal / Albany Basin Marker
Inscription. The Erie Canal. This site marks the east end of the canal, opened in 1825. It carried products and people between the Hudson River and Lake Erie

Albany Basin. For nearly 100 years boats entered the Erie Canal at nearby Lock 1, bringing work, tradition and fame to the State’s capital.
 
Erected by The Canal Society of New York State.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 42° 39.347′ N, 73° 44.57′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Touch for map. Marker located in a grassy area between a parking lot and the Hudson River in the Erastus Corning River Front Park a.k.a. The Corning Preserve just north of the Livingston Ave. (Railroad) Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albany Pump Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln Mourned (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of 1 Elk St. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Court of Appeals (approx. 0.6 miles
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 11, 2005
2. The Erie Canal / Albany Basin Marker
This is the opposite side of the marker shown above.
away); Joseph Henry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albany - Capital of New York 200 Years (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kilian Van Rensselaer (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
More about this marker. What makes this marker quite unique is that it has two different messages, one on each side of the sign. In New York these signs typically have the same text on both sides.
 
Also see . . .  Canal Society of New York State Home Page. Bringing together canal enthusiasts from across the state... (Submitted on February 5, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Erie Canal Albany Basin Lock 1
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous,
3. Erie Canal In Albany
The Hudson River, eastern terminus of the Erie Canal, is on the right. The raised highway on the left is I-787.
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 11, 2005
4. The Erie Canal - Albany Basin
The view is to the south, with the Hudson River on the left and the Livingston Ave railroad bridge, a swing bridge, in the background. In late October of 2002 two Union college professors were able to locate and uncover portions of Lock 1, despite earlier reports that had claimed that all remains of the Erie Canal in this vicinity had been obliterated.
Erie Canal Lock 1 - Albany, New York image. Click for more information.
Gayer Collection, circa 1900
5. Erie Canal Lock 1 - Albany, New York
Historic Photo of Lock 1 courtesy of the Canal Society of New York State’s Gayer Collection. This is the lock that let boats down to the level of the Hudson River. The overhead metal framework in the photo was for the Water Street Lift bridge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 4,194 times since then and 93 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page was the Marker of the Week October 26, 2014. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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