The location of fort hunter, new york details about janice's job as site manager for schoharie crossing state historic site what you will find when you visit schoharie crossing state historic site why schoharie crossing is the best place to view the history of the erie canal how fort hunter has been able to preserve its. Erie canal the immense water power of the falls on the genesee river is what turned rochester from a frontier outpost to a buzzing young community but it was the erie canal and click here to access the rochester images database-- search for erie canal and see some remarkable historical photos today, the canal. The erie canal: a brief history illustration - traveling on the erie canal traveling on the erie canal the original illustration was taken from graham's magazine, 1828 the source image was handset and letterpress printed at the printing office of the farmers' museum, cooperstown, ny begun in 1817 and opened in its. Wcny's erie: the canal that made america is a defining story of immigration europeans poured their lives into digging and developing homes, businesses and communities along “clinton's ditch” it is the story of the political gambit taken to drive the waterway across the region south of the adirondack mountains and into. The erie canal was a 363-mile canal that connected the atlantic ocean, via the hudson river in eastern new york, with lake erie the erie canal provided the first waterway connecting the great lakes with the atlantic ocean during the late 1700s and the early 1800s, many americans called for a canal that would. A national treasure new york has long been a state of big ideas and the kind of can-do spirit that turns them into reality credit for this entrepreneurial attitude is due, in part, to a nationally-significant treasure: the erie canal built between 1817 and 1825, the original erie canal traversed 363 miles from albany to buffalo. When the erie canal opened eight years later, it took only five days to travel between the two cities, and freight rates fell 90 percent to celebrate the canal, the thousands of workers who labored over it, and the millions of people that traveled along it, we revisit its history from a corridor for ideas to a. Make research projects and school reports about erie canal easy with credible articles from our free, online encyclopedia and dictionary early history ideas for building the canal dated back at least to the early eighteenth century in the northern colonies, the only gap in the appalachian mountains was the one through.
The erie canal is a canal in new york, united states that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the new york state canal system originally, it ran 363 miles ( 584 km) from where albany meets the hudson river to where buffalo meets lake erie it was built to create a navigable water route from new york city and the. History extra: miami and erie canal by lisa powell 0 previous gallery next gallery 1 / 8 the 'st louis of dayton,' a canal boat used to transport freight, travels the miami and erie canal near dayton dayton metro library / montgomery county picture file 2 / 8 two canal boats travel north on the miami. The erie canal documentary - geographic history from the first days of the expansion of the british colonies from the coast of north america into the heartl. This presentation was designed for new york state students in grades three through eight who learn about the erie canal as part their study of local history, but teachers and students in any classroom can use it it will help students look back in time to understand the work invested in building the erie canal, the barriers that.
See article history erie canal, historic waterway of the united states, connecting the great lakes with new york city via the hudson river at albany taking advantage of the mohawk river gap in the appalachian mountains, the erie canal, 584 km (363 miles) long, was the first canal in the united states to connect. The erie canal was the transportation marvel of its day it reduced the travel time from the hudson river to the great lakes by one half and provided travelers a welcome alternative to the rutted, muddy road of the stage coach passengers traveled on packet boats pulled by a team of horses or mules at a leisurely pace. Photographs - the travels of tug 44 a photographic cruise log of the travels of tug 44 on the erie canal, champlain canal and hudson river, including pictures of towns, locks, historical structures, boats, tugboats and other items of interest on the canals a boater's guide to new york state's waterway: the erie canal. The westward expansion of the early 19th century created a need to open up the transport of goods and people to the west the erie canal started off with little popularity, but it ended up being one of the most lucrative transportation waterways to exist read more about the history of this engineering marvel.
The erie canal, or the great western canal as it was initially known, was one of the most important state projects of the early years of the united states it proved to be overwhelmingly succcessful and its success prompted other state economic development projects before the erie canal was built new york city was not the. Kids learn about the erie canal including how long it is, when it was built, its importance to the industrial revolution, and interesting facts educational article for students, schools, and teachers.
Lyrics, music, history, and recordings of the song we all know as the erie canal song, 15 miles on the erie canal, or low bridge, everybody down. The erie canal opens, connecting the great lakes with the atlantic ocean via the hudson river governor dewitt clinton of new york, the driving force behind the project, led the opening ceremonies and rode the canal boat seneca chief from buffalo. With more than 500 miles of navigable waterway, over 200 unique communities stretch across the expanse of the erie canal and are available for exploration whether you love fishing and boating, biking, or prefer a long relaxing walk over countless bridges and by-ways, the erie canal will have something for you history.
No wonder that in his “wedding of the waters: the erie canal and the making of a great nation” (2005), peter l bernstein wrote: “a town with an imperial historian, wrote, “was an act of faith, the demonstration of a spirit of enterprise by an organized government that has few parallels in world history. Wedding of the waters: the erie canal and the making of a great nation [peter l bernstein] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying best-selling author peter bernstein presents the story of the canal's construction against the larger tableau of america in the first quarter-century of the 1800s examining the social. Boating on the erie canal will be free again this year as state officials continue a celebration of the canal's long history another aspect of the celebration — a $25 million reimagine the canal competition — drew nearly 150 entries from around the world, canal officials said wednesday finalists will be.
The golden eagle string band presents stories about the erie canal through song opening in 1825 and linking lake erie to new york city by way of the hudson river, the erie canal was a major force in the commercial life of new york state, creating many jobs as well as rich folklore the album includes perhaps the best. America followed europe into the field of canal construction extensive european and english canal systems proved the feasibility of inland waterway transportation and provided fine examples to be improved upon as the need for improved inland transportation became obvious for westward expansion and the states. The erie canal had an enormous impact on new york and america in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and its construction and history was recorded in books, pamphlets and magazine articles this section of the erie canal web site contains a number of historical texts relating to the erie canal, some as scans. By jack kelly five technological breakthroughs of the erie canal a canal is just a ditch, right think again artificial rivers like the erie canal were dynamic systems that challenged engineers of the 1820s water continually flowed in and out to power the hydraulic elevators known as locks the canal had.