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Royalton in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

150th Anniversary

May 23, 1976

 
 
150th Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 19, 2015
1. 150th Anniversary Marker
Inscription. Gas Port, formerly called James' Port, was the name suggested by George W. Clinton when he and a group of scientists came to this place on the canal where "considerable quantities of gas bubbled through the water." On his return journey May 26, 1826 he noted the name Gas Port had been painted on the bridge. The picturesque name has clung through the years.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 11.953′ N, 78° 34.586′ W. Marker is in Royalton, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Main Street (County Route 10), on the right when traveling west on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the hamlet of Gasport in a green space on the south shore of the Erie Barge Canal by the Main Street lift bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Gasport NY 14067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gasport (within shouting distance of this marker); Academy 1850-70 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mill District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of First Christian Society of Royalton
Westward - State Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 19, 2015
2. Westward - State Street
Marker is at the base of the sculpture. State Street at left. Erie Barge Canal (drained for winter) at right.
(approx. one mile away); Church Site of First Christian Society of Royalton (approx. one mile away); Canal Bridge No. E-220 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Major J. Morrison (approx. 1.8 miles away); Chestnut Ridge - Lewiston Road (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royalton.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Eastward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 19, 2015
3. Eastward
Main Street lift bridge in background. The green GASPORT sign on the bridge is missing the "GAS" part.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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