3 edition of Description of a direct route for the Erie Canal found in the catalog.
Description of a direct route for the Erie Canal
|Statement||by John Randel, jun|
|Series||Selected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 67806|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||50|
Today's Erie Canal has a similar route from east to west as it did in the days of DeWitt Clinton (the father of the canal). There are a few significant differences, however. The modern canal is much deeper and wider than either "Clinton's Ditch" or the Enlarged Erie. It has motorized canal locks much taller than the original structures. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York runs for miles from the Hudson River to Lake connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic State authorized it in , and it was built between and It was the first route between the eastern coast of the United States and the Great Canal caused a burst of population in western New York.
Old Erie Canal State Park, photo courtesy John Dimura (Canal Corporation) Requested by City of Syracuse, SMTC Re-establish Working Group to discuss routing of Canalway Trail through Syr Erie Canalway Trail SYRACUSE CONNECTOR ROUTE PROJECTFile Size: 3MB. The nearby Erie Canal Discovery Center offers interactive stations with first-person tales from canal workers (called “canawlers”)—a surprising number were women—as well as famous travelers’ anecdotes, detailed timelines, old-time canal songs, and kid-oriented exhibits, including interactive computer games and scale-model barges to.
Erie Canal have been discussed as a class, ask them to put their thinking caps on and begin thinking about why the Erie Canal was created, and why it spans/runs where it does. c. Have the students read the following article (you may wish to print the article or simply have them read it from the SMART board) and see if it can help them answer the. The Erie Canal was miles long; the Ohio Canal would be miles. But the Ohio Canal would be more difficult to build because it would require twice as many locks as the [Erie Canal]. The route of the Ohio and Erie Canal is shown in the map on the following page.
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The Erie Canal provided a direct water route from New York City to the Midwest, triggering large-scale commercial and agricultural development—as well as immigration—to the sparsely populated. Description of a direct route for the Erie canal, at its eastern termination, with estimates of its expense, and comparative advantages.
Albany: Printed by Martin and Winne, (DLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: John Randel. Get this from a library. Description of a direct route for the Erie Canal, at its eastern termination: with estimates of its expense, and comparative advantages.
[John Randel]. The Erie Canal American Ingenuity The idea of building a canal thru the wilderness was preposterous for its time.
The technical engineering feats required for this period in history were ability of such a young country to finance this project was, for its time, a major r, the vision the daring of the American people made this canal possible/5.
I read a book for a history class called: The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, Definitely more of a history book as opposed to an engineering book on how the canal was built, but definitely worth the read to realize Description of a direct route for the Erie Canal book impact the canal had on society at the time.
The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System (formerly known as the New York State Barge Canal).
Originally, it ran miles ( km) from the Hudson River in Albany to Lake Erie in was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Construction began: July 4, (at Rome.
The Erie Canal is a beautifully illustrated picture book that my children, now adults, enjoyed each night as I sang the lyrics to them.
I was delighted that many years later I was able to purchase a copy for my grandchildren. They love it as much as their mother by: 5. BOOKS: The Erie Canal has been featured in many works of fiction and non-fiction.
This selected bibliography is only a brief sampling. If the works listed are available on the web or have a related web page, that fact is noted in the description. Erie Canal Road Trips The New York State Canal System is within a day’s drive () miles of 14 states, two Canadian providences as well as Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, New York City, the nation’s largest city and Washington D.C.
The nation’s capital. Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 61 (also called the Upper Macedon lock) is located at the eastern edge of the business district of Macedon, N.Y., just north of the junction of Route 31 and Route 31F/, and just south and across the road from Lock No.
30 of the present Erie Canal. On July 4,construction of the Erie Canal began in Rome, New York. The first segment of the canal would proceed east from Rome to the Hudson River.
Many canal contractors were simply wealthy farmers along the canal route, contracted to construct their own tiny portion of the canal. Thousands of British, German, and Irish immigrants Author: Matt Rosenberg.
Fast Facts. Home Learn History and Culture Fast Facts. JUST THE FACTS Start of construction in Rome, NY Grand Opening of Erie Canal Opening of Champlain Canal Length, Albany to Buffalo (original Erie Canal) miles Number of locks, 83 Number of locks, present day 57 Elevation change, Albany to Buffalo feet.
JACK KELLY is a journalist, novelist, and historian, whose books include Band of Giants, which received the DAR's History Award has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, and other national periodicals, and is a New York Foundation for the Arts has appeared on The History Channel and been interviewed on National Public Radio/5(82).
Interactive Trail Map Go To The Interactive Map. T he interactive Erie Canalway Trail map is a powerful tool for planning a trip, tracking your progress while on the trail, or helping you to navigate to trail destinations. From Buffalo to Albany, all trail segments and on-road connections are displayed in bright colors corresponding to trail surface.
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I just wanted to let you know that this. is the very best bike map/guide I've ever seen. Very well done. I'll be biking the Erie Canal this coming fall and. The world-famous Erie Canal, in New York State, lets you experience history, recreation, and the very best that small-town America has to offer.
Stretching almost miles ( km) from Buffalo to Albany, up and down 35 locks, under countless bridges, and through dozens of picturesque communities, the Canal was America's first superhighway and the crown jewel of the Empire. the completion of the Erie Canal. So marked was the success of the Erie Canal that a veritable frenzy for canal-building spread over the whole country, which manifested itself in New York state in the surveying of hundreds of miles of proposed routes and in the building of several lateral canals, six within the first decade after the Erie was File Size: KB.
This story was based on a song about the Erie Canal. It describes what a trip on a boat would be like on the Erie Canal. The boat carried mules and people from Albany to Buffalo. This is a cute book for children to learn about the Erie Canal.
It is simple enough for them to understand the basics of what the canal is all about/5. The Erie Canal Museum, founded inseeks to keep Erie Canal history and heritage alive.
Martin Morganstein, development director of the museum, and Joan H. Cregg, volunteer guide and researcher at the museum, have carefully selected from the museum's extensive collection over two hundred images that depict life on the Erie : The New York State Thruway (I) roughly parallels the Erie Canalway route from Albany to Buffalo.
Northway provides access from Albany to Whitehall. The best way to explore the Canalway Corridor by car is along state and county roads that hug the water more closely and thread through the hamlets, villages, and cities that grew along the.
Opened inthe canal proved so commercially viable that construction of an enlarged Erie Canal began just eleven years later.
The success of the canal spawned the growth of cities, towns, businesses, and industries along its route in upstate New York. Erie Canal takes you on a ride through the heyday of the old Erie Canal.
There is an Erie Canal Discovery Center in Lockport, and an Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse. The Erie Canal has been the subject of many books, including, recently, Peter L. Bernstein’s “Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation” (W.
W. Norton, ), and Gerard T. Koeppel’s “Bond of Union: Building the Erie.NYS Canal Corporation, Canal Section 1 Office, Route 4: 22 Lower Broadway, Fort Edward, NY () NYS Canal Lock C Whitehall, NY: Erie Canal: NYS Canal Lock E2: Waterford, NY: Albany Marine Service: New Loudon Road, Cohoes, NY () Schenectady Yacht Club, Route BoxRexford, NY (