Fort Hunter in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Because the aqueduct had to be high enough for the Schoharie Creek to flow freely underneath, the Enlarged Erie Canal had to be "stepped-up" to reach the eastern end of the aqueduct. Locks 30 and 29, about a half-mile east of here, raised the canal the 18 1/2- feet required to reach the level of the new structure.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 42° 56.464′ N, 74° 17.066′ W. Marker is in Fort Hunter, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Schoharie Street and Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Hunter NY 12069, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schoharie Crossing (here, next to this marker); Once A Farm (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); In the Wake of Hurricane Irene The Fort by the Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building Block of the Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Queen Anne Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Guard Lock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Hunter.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.