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Feeder Canal

 
 
Feeder Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
1. Feeder Canal Marker
Inscription. Tonawanda Feeder Canal supplied water for the Erie Canal, Shelby mills, and Village of Medina power 1824-1919.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 6.993′ N, 78° 25.995′ W. Marker is in Alabama, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Lewiston Road (New York State Route 77) 2.7 miles north of Allegany Road (New York State Route 63), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in the Town of Alabama at the very edge of Post Office area Basom. The GPS coordinates listed here are for the nearby parking lot for the Kanyoo Trail of the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. This is a close safe place to park. Marker is in this post office area: Basom NY 14013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (approx. half a mile away); Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) - Endangered in New York (approx. half a mile away); Charles Stielow (approx. 2.1 miles away); Basom Plot (approx. 3.7 miles away); Treaty of 1857 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Burial Ground
Distant Northwest View Feeder Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
2. Distant Northwest View Feeder Canal Marker
Picture taken from the Kanyoo Trail parking entrance on the Iroquois National Wildlfe Refuge, looking northward on NY Route 77. The marker is between the tree and the trailhead sign.
(approx. 4 miles away); Trinity Complex (approx. 4.3 miles away); Neuter Fort (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alabama.
 
More about this marker. Maps may show the Feeder Road. The marker is located at the intersection of the Feeder Road and NY Route 77, however Feeder Road is gated. A portion of it is opened seasonally from NY Route 77, but only to about halfway to the next road. NY Route 77 is entirely marked North-South, but generally bends in this area to later become East-West. The marker is actually on the Tonawanda Wildlife Management area; NY State land.
 
Regarding Feeder Canal. Water was pumped from Tonawanda Creek to the south, into the Feeder Canal, and thence to Oak Orchard Creek and the Erie Canal.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brochure - Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. Includes Feeder Canal and Feeder Road information. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

2. Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge - Homepage. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Oak Orchard/Tonawanda Bird Conservation Area. New York State Department of Environmental Coservation (DEC)
Closer Northwest View Feeder Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
3. Closer Northwest View Feeder Canal Marker
(Submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Southwest View Feeder Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
4. Southwest View Feeder Canal Marker
NY Route 77 southbound. Temperature 6F.
Feeder Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
5. Feeder Canal Marker
View northward across NY Route 77 from the Feeder Road.
Feeder Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
6. Feeder Canal Marker
Southward view
Feeder Canal Marker and Parking image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
7. Feeder Canal Marker and Parking
In summer, there is some parking behind the marker.
Feeder Canal and Feeder Road image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
8. Feeder Canal and Feeder Road
North side of NY Route 77. Canal on right, following the road.
Feeder Canal and Road image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
9. Feeder Canal and Road
South side of NY Route 77. Canal at left and following the Feeder Road.
Feeder Canal Road image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
10. Feeder Canal Road
Southward
Feeder Canal image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
11. Feeder Canal
Southward. Difficult to see over the weeds.
Feeder Canal image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
12. Feeder Canal
Feeder Canal and Road image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
13. Feeder Canal and Road
Zoomed view southward
Signs opposite from Feeder Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 3, 2014
14. Signs opposite from Feeder Canal Marker
Tonawanda Creek watershed sign and National Wildlife Refuge warning sign on NY Route 77 opposite from the Feeder Canal Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   6, 7. submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   8, 9. submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on August 7, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   14. submitted on March 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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