No More Dam: the Arrival of the New Barge Canal
In 1918, the dam was no more and the Tonawandas were the terminus of the new N.Y.S. Barge Canal. In the photo to the left, the old canal veers left to flow westward through downtown Tonawanda where over the next decade it would become a sort of local dump to be filled in with trash and refuse.
Above, in this aerial photo, the process of filling in the old Erie has begun.
No more towpath. No more animals. No more manure. The magnificent Erie passes into history.
|Series||This marker is part of the Erie Canal series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 1:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 672919 N 4765347|
|Decimal Degrees||43.02113333, -78.87781667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 1.268', W 78° 52.669'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 1' 16.08" N, 78° 52' 40.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Young St, Tonawanda NY 14150, US|
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