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Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Erie Canal Enlargement

 
 
Erie Canal Enlargement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
1. Erie Canal Enlargement Marker
Inscription. Begun in the 1830's and enlarged to 70'x 56'x 7'. The improvement included double and larger locks and the capacity of handling more traffic. The enlargement was used until 1918 when the barge canal opened and horse-drawn boats became a thing of the past.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 13.529′ N, 75° 30.154′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Fort Bull Road south of Rome-New London Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located within the historic Erie Canal Village on the south side of the old Erie Canal, just on the other side of the Fort Bull Road foot bridge over the canal. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Erie Canal - July 4, 1817 (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton's Ditch (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Bull (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Bull (about 700 feet away); Erie Canal (approx. mile away);
Erie Canal Enlargement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
2. Erie Canal Enlargement Marker
View of the historical marker on the south side of the Fort Bull Road bridge over the old Erie Canal.
U.S. Arsenal (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Oneida Carrying Place (approx. 2.2 miles away); Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .  Erie Canal Village. This is a link to information provided by the Erie Canal Village website. (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Erie Canal Enlargement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
3. Erie Canal Enlargement Marker
View of the historical marker looking west along the old Erie Canal.
Erie Canal Enlargement image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
4. Erie Canal Enlargement
View looking east of the Fort Bull Road Bridge and the old Erie Canal beyond.
Erie Canal Enlargement image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
5. Erie Canal Enlargement
View looking east along the old Erie Canal from the top of the Fort Bull Road Bridge.
Erie Canal Enlargement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
6. Erie Canal Enlargement Marker
View looking north, from the south side of the Old Erie Canal, of the Fort Bull Bridge, and the historic Erie Canal Village buildings on the north side of the canal.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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