Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Grounds of this Canal
were donated by the Heirs of the late
Hon. Augustus Porter & Gen. Peter B. Porter.
Henry L. Southard, Chief Engineer
E. W. Ensign, Contractor
A. R. Trew, Superintendent.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 43° 5.325′ N, 79° 3.574′ W. Marker was in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker was at the intersection of 3rd Street and Niagara Street, on the right when traveling south on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker faces a pair of quarter circle cement bleachers that face each other closely. This small "pocket" park seems neglected. The brick surfaces have odd slopes and heaves. Update: The park was leveled by the private owner in 2016. Marker is missing. Marker was in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty Bridges of Niagara (approx. ¼ mile away); Niagara's Industrial Beginnings and the Establishment of the State Reservation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Niagara Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Falls View Bridges (approx. 0.4 miles away); Niagara County Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Great Gorge Route (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
Regarding The Grounds of this Canal. The canal no longer exists. It has been filled. The canal carried water diverted from above Niagara Falls to mills along the Niagara Gorge, producing power.
Also see . . .
1. Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Manufacturing Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 14, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. The Historic Mill District - Niagara Falls Thunder Alley. (Submitted on March 14, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Hydraulic Canal - Wake Up Niagara. Images (Submitted on March 14, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 14, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 5. submitted on March 12, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.