GENERAL AND HISTORICAL LINKS
- New York State Canals: Cruise the Past, Unlock the Adventure -- The official New York State Canal Corporation web site; geared to the canal today, but with some important historical information.
- The Mighty Chain: A Guide to Canal Records in the New York State Archives -- Describes records in the New York State Archives documenting New York's canals from the earliest Erie Canal surveys to the completion and operation of the Barge Canal (PDF file).
- Canal Society of New York State -- The Canal Society of New York State brings together canal enthusiasts from across the state, to learn about the history, development and on-going activities associated with the numerous canal systems found throughout the state.
- Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor -- The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission and staff, in partnership with the National Park Service, collaborate with communities and organizations to preserve and interpret our heritage, invite visitors to explore what makes us unique, and ensure a vibrant future for the 2.7 million New Yorkers who call the Erie Canalway home.
- Blue Seas: New York State Canal System -- Cruising and transit information for the 4 major canal systems that make up the New York State Canal System.
- Erie Canal Mapping Project -- Devoted to cataloging the current status and location of all that remains of the old Erie Canal and the various sidecut canals.
- The Erie Canal: a Journey Through History -- Combines songs, historical information, post cards, panoramic photos, maps and community profiles to create a comprehensive multimedia package about the canal and its national impact. Requires Flash and QuickTime plugins.
HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS AND TOURISM LINKS
- Camillus Erie Canal Park -- Camillus Landing, near the historic village of Camillus, New York, was the midpoint of the Erie Canal. The Canal Park encompasses the first enlargement of the Erie Canal as it crosses the township of Camillus, and includes a reproduction canal grocery, a water-filled lock demonstration, and the reconstructed Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct.
- Erie Canal Museum -- A private, nonprofit corporation, housed in the 1850 Weighlock Building, where canal boats were weighed during the days when they traveled through the center of Syracuse on the Erie Canal. As the official Syracuse Heritage Area Visitor Center, the Museum is also the place to learn about local and state history.
- Erie Canal Village -- An outdoor living history museum in the form of a re-created 1840-1860 era Canal village located alongside a portion of the original Erie Canal in Rome, N.Y.
- Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum -- Located within the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park in Central New York State. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, 96-foot long cargo boats were built and repaired on this site. The Museum tells of the construction of these boats, the workings of the restored dry docks and the social history of the canal area.
- Erie Canal Lock 33, St. Johnsville, New York -- A site devoted to the history and preservation of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 33, with some information about the surrounding area.
- Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site -- A site with many structures dating from the three eras of the Erie Canal's development. The eastern end of the site includes the remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 28 and Putman's Lock Stand, which houses an exhibit on Erie Canal stores. The center of the site includes the remains of Old Erie Canal Lock No. 20 and the remains of Enlarged Erie Canal Lock No. 29. The western end includes the site's largest structure: the remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the water of the Enlarged Erie Canal over Schoharie Creek. Adjacent to the site is the current Erie Canal Lock No. 12.
MISCELLANEOUS ERIE CANAL RESOURCES
OTHER ERIE CANAL RELATED LINKS OF INTEREST
- Colonial Belle : Erie Canal Cruises -- Information about the Colonial Belle tour boat, located in Fairport, NY.
- Corn Hill Navigation -- "Corn Hill Navigation is a not-for-profit corporation with a call to action vision to improve and sustain the Erie Canal and adjoining Genesee River for current and future generations through awareness, education and enjoyment. Our principal activity is the operation of the Sam Patch packet boat replica."
- Mid-Lakes Navigation Company -- Mid-Lakes Navigation offers daily cruises, overnights and charters on the Erie Canal.
- Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises -- Experience a 2-hour cruise which includes "locking through" and being raised the 49 ft. elevation of the Niagara Escarpment in the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal. The site also features a canalside banquet and meeting facility.
- Cycle the Erie Canal -- Enjoy the Erie Canalway Trail your way. Plan a trip at your own pace or join the annual Cycle the Erie Canal supported tour organized by Parks & Trails New York. However you decide to ride, you are sure to enjoy endless adventures along the way.
- Low Bridge Productions -- Video stories featuring details of New York's historic Erie Canal.
- Lock 62 and Erie Canal Trail -- Pictures of Lock 62 at 3195 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, NY ; for related links see the Town of Pittsford Parks and Trails page.
- The Travels of Tug 44 -- "Tug 44, an American Tug pilothouse trawler, presents a photo journal of travels on the Erie Canal, the Champlain Canal and the Hudson River" as well as much other canal-related information.
- MuralMania.org -- "an online effort in support of the development of an art gallery spanning the entire length of the New York State Erie Canal."
- Low Bridge Charters -- European style bare-boat charters on the historic Erie Canal.
- Erie Canal Bike Tour -- by Rachmiel Langer.
- Rachmiel Langer's Erie Canal Web Links page.
- 19th Century U.S. Canals : An Index of Web Sites -- Frank Wassilak's index of most of the currently known web sites relating to U.S. canals built in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
- British Pottery Displaying Erie Canal Imagery -- "American Historical Views on Staffordshire and Liverpool Pottery: The Erie Canal" at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.
ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR THE ERIE CANAL
- Adams Basin Inn Bed & Breakfast --
Located next to the historic towpath of the Erie Canal, Adams Basin Inn was the first mercantile business in Adams Basin, NY.
- Erie Mansion Bed & Breakfast -- "Built 150 years ago in 1858, this 12,000 square foot historic landmark has been known as the Smith-Ely Mansion. Renamed for its closeness to the Erie Canal, ... [the Inn features] four luxurious suites each with a private bath".
- Toganenwood Estate -- "A romantic, Finger Lakes NY bed and breakfast." An 1832 historic estate with 900 ft. on the Canandaigua Outlet located three miles south of Lyons, NY. The front steps are Erie Canal blocks dropped off by the canal workers.
- Vintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast -- Located "on more than 2.5 secluded acres of formal gardens and woodlands. Formerly the Jackson & Perkins Rose Company Estate, this historic Tudor built in 1844 and tastefully furnished with antiques, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ... only two blocks from the Erie Canal."
- Select Registry -- Romantic Bed and Breakfast Inns by State: Where to Stay in New York .
OTHER CANALS AND CANAL SOCIETIES