The Erie Canal

The Erie Canal (HM2GRD)

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N 42° 55.023', W 74° 26.764'

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Not Just Big.New York State Big

Numbers Tell the Tale
The Erie Canal originally spanned 363 miles and was 40 feet wide and 4 feet deep. It was largely
built by farmers and finished by immigrants, with not a single trained engineer among them and
without any mechanized equipment.Saving Time and Money Since 1825A bumpy two-week ride from Albany to Buffalo could now be made in just five days. Plus, the price of shipping freight dropped by more than 90% — from roughly $100 a ton to less than $6 a ton.How Much For The Canal?The cost of building the original canal was $7.1 million, which would be in the billions today. And the going rate for the laborers who built the canal? Between 80 cents to one dollar a day.Nearby AttractionsR. Lee White Maritime Museum — OswegoOverlooking Oswego Harbor, this museum features 400 years of Oswego County's maritime heritage, including a 1925 New York State canal boat.
Boonville Black River Canal — BoonvilleThis museum explores the 77-mile-long canal, an engineering marvel of the 19th century with 109 locks.The Museums of Historic Palmyra — PalmyraLocated in what was once known as the "Queen of the
Canal Towns," this complex features five museums including an authentic canal-era general



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HM NumberHM2GRD
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series
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Placed ByPathway Through History, I Love NY
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Date Added Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 545210 N 4751752
Decimal Degrees42.91705000, -74.44606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 55.023', W 74° 26.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 55' 1.3800000000002" N, 74° 26' 45.84" W
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