It is 1880 and You are Riding on a Packet Boat

It is 1880 and You are Riding on a Packet Boat (HM27PO)

Location: Lyons, NY 14489 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 3.782', W 76° 59.46'

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It is 1880 and you are riding on a packet boat through Lyons, New York; as you pass and through Lock 55 the air is thick with the smell of peppermint oil having just been loaded for shipment by the Hotchkiss Building. Your packet boat just turned north going under the Elm Street Bridge; the familiar symbols of Lyons, the Wayne County Courthouse and the clock on the Methodist Church are in the distance. Up ahead is the Montezuma Street Bridge where your packet boat will again head east along what is now Clyde Rd. When the Barge Canal opened in 1918 this section of the Enlarged Erie Canal was filled in and is now a parking lot. This mural painted by artist Erica Swenson, an RIT graduate, is depicting the Enlarged Erie Canal as it wound its way through the village in the late 1800's. Clinton's Ditch, as it was originally called, became the iconic waterway establishing settlement patterns for most of the United States, and made New York the financial capital of the world. Mural Mania would like to thank Mike Victoious' for providing his MVP Auto Parts building for the installation of this gateway mural. Mural Mania would also like to thank the Boehmier Foundation for their generous donation to fund this mural. This mural is associated with the Global Mural Conference. This mural was dedicated in October of 2016. This

mural was painted on Evolon.
HM NumberHM27PO
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series
Year Placed2016
Placed ByMural Mania
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 337880 N 4769738
Decimal Degrees43.06303333, -76.99100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 3.782', W 76° 59.46'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 3' 46.92" N, 76° 59' 27.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 Montezuma St, Lyons NY 14489, US
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