The Erie Canal

The Erie Canal (HM2EAJ)

Location: Fultonville, NY 12072 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 55.003', W 74° 26.816'

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Welcoming the World

Westward Flow
Many Europeans-including large numbers of Irish, German and Dutch immigrants - and New Englanders migrating west boarded
packet boats or line boats. The cost to ride a line boat. Sometimes just a penny.

Left Inset:
A Tale Of Two Rides

Wealthy travelers rode the canal in luxury, with chef-prepared
meals and beautiful views. Poor immigrants often found
themselves on cramped, dirty boats-conditions they knew
well from their trip across the Atlantic.

Right Inset:
40,000 Passengers and That Was Just the Beginning.
40,000 passengers from all walks of life traveled the Erie Canal in 1825. This included the wealthy, poor immigrants, merchants and even those peddling goods from watches to candies to books. And that was only in the first year. Today, the canal remains a vibrant waterway enjoyed mostly for water and land-based recreation.

Nearby Attractions:
Erie Canal Cruises, Herkimer
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse
Canal Place, Little Falls
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HM NumberHM2EAJ
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Placed ByPath Through History/I Love NY
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Date Added Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 1:05pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 545140 N 4751714
Decimal Degrees42.91671667, -74.44693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 55.003', W 74° 26.816'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 55' 0.18000000000001" N, 74° 26' 48.96" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-90, Fultonville NY 12072, US
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