Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 Historic Site

Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60 Historic Site (HM27NT)

Location: Macedon, NY 14502 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 4.203', W 77° 16.936'

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Macedon's
Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 60
Historic Site

The original 1825 Erie Canal (Clinton's Ditch), proved so successful
that in 1841 lock 60 was built as a single chamber as part of a
system wide enlargement. Whereas the "Ditch" was four feet deep
and forty feet wide the "Enlarged" Canal was seven feet deep and
seventy feet wide. Traffic on the "Enlarged" Canal was so great
that in 1874 a second chamber was constructed alongside the
first to permit simultaneous lockings of east and west bound
boats. The length of this second chamber was doubled in 1888
to further increase capacity. Lock 60 was abandoned around
1914 with the completion of the third version of the canal, the one
still in use today.
For photos and other Macedon canal sites, go to
www.macedontown.net/canal/index.php
Details
HM NumberHM27NT
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series
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Placed ByMacedon Historic Canal Site, Macedon Trails Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 314184 N 4771121
Decimal Degrees43.07005000, -77.28226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.203', W 77° 16.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 12.18" N, 77° 16' 56.16" W
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Area Code(s)585, 315
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000 Quaker Rd, Macedon NY 14502, US
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