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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.
  • Guide to Canal Records -- 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.
  • 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.
  • The Canals of Cayuga County, New York -- A collaboration of the Montezuma, Old Brutus, and Lock 52 Historical Societies, with the assistance of the New York State Canal Corporation, devoted to the historical significance of the Montezuma area and its canals: the Erie Canal, and the Cayuga Seneca Canal.

HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS AND TOURISM LINKS

  • Lockport on the Erie Canal -- Lockport and Erie Canal-related resources, sites and information.
  • 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 RESOURCES


ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR THE 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."

OTHER RELATED LINKS OF INTEREST


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