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Tonawanda in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Erie Canal Site

 
 
Erie Canal Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
1. Erie Canal Site Marker
Inscription. To avoid the strong current of the mighty Niagara River, the Erie Canal was built adjacent to the river from here to Buffalo in 1825.
 
Erected 2013 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.969′ N, 78° 53.549′ W. Marker is in Tonawanda, New York, in Erie County. Touch for map. Marker is located in Nia-Wanda Park on Shoreline Trail, a walkway/bikeway along the Niagara River. Marker is between the Niagara River and the parallel Niagara Street (NY 266) opposite the Franklin Street intersection with Niagara Street. Marker is in this post office area: Tonawanda NY 14150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Ships of the Niagara (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Island Ferry (approx. mile away); Engineering the Erie Canal (approx. mile away); Dedicated to the Memory (approx. 0.3 miles away); To The Glory of God and in Grateful Remembrance (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Brewery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tonawanda All Heroes Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Railroad Station (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tonawanda.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Erie Canal Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
2. Erie Canal Site Marker
southward
Erie Canal Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
3. Erie Canal Site Marker
northward
Erie Canal Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, 52
4. Erie Canal Site Marker
Southward. The east branch of the Niagara River is in the background. The Niagara River is split by Grand Island here; the other side of the east branch is Grand Island, NY (not Ontario, Canada).
Erie Canal Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
5. Erie Canal Site Marker
Northward. In the background from left to right: Grand Island (NY), the east branch of the Niagara River, Tonawanda Island.
Shoreline Trail Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
6. Shoreline Trail Sign
Zoom in and the outline of the left side of the marker is seen behind the tree by the boat prop directly ahead on the trail (southward).
Erie Canal, Tonawanda, NY image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Company, circa 1905
7. Erie Canal, Tonawanda, NY
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on October 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 23, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   7. submitted on September 27, 2014. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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