Chenango Canal Walking Tour

Chenango Canal Walking Tour (HM1RY7)

Location: Norwich, NY 13815 Chenango County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 31.951', W 75° 31.227'

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Maydole Hammer Factory Sign

This view of the Chenango Canal is looking north toward the Maydole Hammer factory and Lock #93. The Hammer factory covered the area today (2007) occupied by the buildings of the Golden Age Apartments. The lock was located in the space that is now the Golden Age Apartments easternmost parking lot.

Lock Street (Lackawanna Avenue) was constructed in 1837 to facilitate deliveries from canal boats to the village. Lock Street ran along the south side of the Hammer Factory and terminated at the lock. A small portion of the street can be seen in front of the covered entry to the Hammer Factory on the left side o the photograph. You are standing very near that site.

David Maydole constructed the factory next to the lock so the waste water from Lock #93 could be used to power the grinding room machinery. The Maydole Hammer Factory was in continuous operation from 1848-1900; then sporadically during the 20th century. Most of the buildings burned September 2, 1957, and the remaining buildings were removed in 1970.

David Maydole invented the Adz-Eye Hammer that revolutionized the hammer industry because the hammer head did not fly off during use.
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HM NumberHM1RY7
Series This marker is part of the series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 457258 N 4709034
Decimal Degrees42.53251667, -75.52045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.951', W 75° 31.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 57.06" N, 75° 31' 13.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)607
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Lackawanna Ave, Norwich NY 13815, US
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