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Montezuma in Cayuga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Erie Canal

 
 
Old Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 16, 2015
1. Old Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.
Old Erie Canal
Completed from Utica to
here 1819. The "Montezuma"
built here was the first
boat on the canal. Took
passengers to Syracuse 1820.

 
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.64′ N, 76° 42.152′ W. Marker is in Montezuma, New York, in Cayuga County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 90 and Erie Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 90. Touch for map. Marker is about 80ft. north of Erie Street, opposite side. Marker is in this post office area: Montezuma NY 13117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montezuma (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Opened in 1828 (about 300 feet away); Montezuma Heritage Park (about 300 feet away); A Landmark and Pride in Our Community (about 400 feet away); Early Aqueduct (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mentz Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Port Byron's Lock 52 (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montezuma.
 
Also see . . .
Northward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 16, 2015
2. Northward
 Passage on Canal Boat Montezuma (1821) - Erie Canal History. Cayuga Republican, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 1821. WE the undersigned, having passed from Utica to Weed's Basin, on the Canal, a distance of eight-eight miles, in the in the Passage Boat Montezuma, Capt. Joseph Swan, very cheerfully declare the great satisfaction we have experienced, both from that mode of conveyance and the uniform civility and obliging deportment of the Captain, and all the persons attached to the Boat. We fared very well a the table of the boat and felt no inconvenience either from the heat or smell of the kitchen, and reached our destination without fatigue, about twenty minutes before the time appointed. Several of us had Ladies of our party, some of whom were in delicate health, and they all found it an agreeable and easy conveyance. Weeds Basin, 10th August, 1821 Wm. H. Winder, Baltimore D. Lenox, Philadelphia John Greenfield, New York Ephraim, Ohio C. Tanner, Geneva (Submitted on May 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 16, 2015
3. Southward
Old Erie Canal Site & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 16, 2015
4. Old Erie Canal Site & Marker
The old canal is covered by vegetation here, perpendicular to the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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