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

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

 
 
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
1. Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Marker
Inscription. The Erie Canal was America's most successful and influential public works project. Completed in 1825, the 363-mile-long waterway established the first all-water route for navigation between the Atlantic Ocean and the upper Great Lakes, opened the interior of the continent to settlement and trade, and helped make New York City an international center of commerce.

By creating Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Congress recognized the Erie Canal's leading role in our nation's history. The Heritage Corridor Commission works through public and private partnerships to promote historic preservation, education, recreation, tourism, and economic revitalization in more than 230 canal communities.

Constructed during the 1820s and '30s, the Erie, Champlain, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca canals remain in service as America's olderst continuously operating canal system. The Heritage Corridor includes all of the cities, towns, and villages that line those historic waterways.

The 350-mile-long Canalway Trail parallels the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany. Pittsford and other canal towns are great places to explore on foot. Historic communities and buildings line the banks of New York's canals. Celebrations provide opportunities to experience living heritage of the canal system.
 
Marker series.
Westward Towards Lloyd Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
2. Westward Towards Lloyd Street
The elevated highway is NY Route 5, The Skyway.
This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 42° 52.66′ N, 78° 52.739′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Marine Drive and Commercial Street, on the right when traveling east on Marine Drive. Touch for map. Marker is one of a set of three on the Marine Drive bridge over the Commerical Slip. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grand Canal (here, next to this marker); Buffalo - Queen City of the Lakes (here, next to this marker); Buffalo Riverfront Historical Eras to 1930 (here, next to this marker); A Changing Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo - A Network of Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wells Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo - An Industrial Powerhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Boston SSN703 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .  Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. (Submitted on June 29, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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