Erie Canal

Erie Canal (HM1664)

Location: Rochester, NY 14604 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 9.373', W 77° 36.602'

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Officially opened on October 26, 1825, the Erie Canal stretched 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo, connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and the Port of New York. It carried thousands of pioneers from the east to Rochester and cut the cost of shipments east to Albany by 90 percent. The Canal prompted two of Rochester's nicknames: "The Young Lion of the West," and the "Flour City," because it shipped more flour in the 1840's than any other American city.The second Erie Canal aqueduct (1842) over the Genesee was recognized as an engineering feat. This aqueduct still exists today as the lower arched portion of the Broad Street Bridge, seen to the South.
HM NumberHM1664
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 1:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 287795 N 4781469
Decimal Degrees43.15621667, -77.61003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 9.373', W 77° 36.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 9' 22.38" N, 77° 36' 36.12" W
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Area Code(s)585
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 81-91 E Main St, Rochester NY 14604, US
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