Historic New YorkWhen work on the Erie Canal began in 1817, little was known about canal engineering, and construction depended on the ingenuity of many persons. Canvass White (1796-1834), a surveyor, greatly facilitated canal construction by perfecting a "meagre limestone" that could be used to form a mortar which hardened under water. His discovery of this abundant, easily prepared waterproof cement immensely improved construction techniques.
|Placed By||State Education Department, Department of Public Works|
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|Date Added||Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 418538 N 4767272|
|Decimal Degrees||43.05378333, -76.00030000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 3.227', W 76° 0.018'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 3' 13.62" N, 76° 0' 1.08" W|
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