Crescent When the Erie Canal opened in 1825, the commercial
focus in Halfmoon shifted to the village of Crescent
where the longest aqueduct on the system carried the
canal across the Mohawk River. That aqueduct was
replaced in 1842. Between . . . — — Map (db m128408) HM
Early settlers found well-defined trails between old Indian villages and river fording places. These trails became early roads.
Cornelius Claes Vandenburgh established a rope ferry at this site before 1705 connecting
an Indian trail that . . . — — Map (db m128394) HM