Old Locks West

Old Locks West (HM1GGE)

Location: Lockport, NY 14094 Niagara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 10.259', W 78° 41.576'

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"The site of the locks at Lockport, from the time of the original canal to the present had never changed. The early engineers found the logical location for locks in this vicinity and the same place has been used ever since. The romance of ancient geological happenings have attached to this site. Where the locks now stand the rushing waters from the Great Lakes once poured, falling over a precipice and excavating the gorge through which the canal passes on its coursed to the east?"

Noble Whitford, History of the Barge Canal of New York State (1921)

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Martin Van Buren (1782 -1862). Prior to becoming the eighth U.S. President (and the first American born President), Van Buren created in New York State, the largest "political machine" the United States had ever seen. Known as "The Little Magician" and "The Red Fox of Kinderhook", Van Buren was instrumental in helping Governor DeWitt Clinton Erie Canal legislation become law.
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series
Marker Number11
Placed ByNew York State Canals
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:33am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] SANDY GUZZETTI  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees43.17098333, -78.69293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 10.259', W 78° 41.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 10' 15.54" N, 78° 41' 34.56" W
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Area Code(s)716, 585
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Pine St, Lockport NY 14094, US
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