The Erie Extension Canal

The Erie Extension Canal (HM26ZV)

Location: Erie, PA 16507 Erie County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 7.978', W 80° 5.575'

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Erie's maritime economy spread west along the waterfront when State Street was extended creating the east and west basins, the Public Dock was developed and the Reed family moved its operation to the Sassafras Street Dock below. In 1841 a canal to Pittsburgh opened using water from Lee's Run, a creek which flowed down the bluffs near here. The mouth of Lee's Run was the site of one of Erie's early Naval shipyards, canal boats ascended this hill using a system of locks and were towed to a terminal on West Eighth Street before they moved south through the city.
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HM NumberHM26ZV
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Date Added Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 574966 N 4664937
Decimal Degrees42.13296667, -80.09291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 7.978', W 80° 5.575'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 7' 58.68" N, 80° 5' 34.5" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 340 Bayfront Promenade, Erie PA 16507, US
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