Erected August 16, 1975In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the original locks which opened a connecting waterway between the Hudson River and the Great Lakes. This completion of the Erie Canal was the opening of a door to the settling of the west. Tribute must be paid to the engineers of that age who surveyed and designed this project with antiquated instruments and little engineering experience. These men were the pioneers of American engineering.
|Series||This marker is part of the Erie Canal series|
|Placed By||American Society of Civil Engineers Buffalo Section. American Consulting Engineers Council Western New York Chapter. National Society of Professional Engineers Erie-Niagara Chapter|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 686899 N 4782020|
|Decimal Degrees||43.16785000, -78.70076667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 10.071', W 78° 42.046'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 10' 4.26" N, 78° 42' 2.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||716, 585|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 144 West Ave, Lockport NY 14094, US|
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