Controlling Water in the Erie Canal

Controlling Water in the Erie Canal (HM1QL5)

Location: Lockport, NY 14094 Niagara County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 7.948', W 78° 43.494'

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Erie Canalway Trail

Controlling Water in the Erie Canal Since 1825 it has been necessary to protect the Erie Canal from flooding or low water in the Tonawanda Creek, which has historically been part [of] the canal route. As the canal has evolved since then different structures have been used to manage the water level and maintain navigation between Pendleton and Lockport. The first of these structures was the Pendleton Guard Lock on the original Erie Canal or "Clinton's Ditch." It was located several miles south of here, near Washington Avenue in Pendleton. Tne Sulfur Springs Guard Lock, the only guard lock on the Enlarged Erie Canal (see main photo), replaced the old Pendleton Guard Lock in 1848. For the next 70 years, the Sulphur Springs Guard Lock controlled the water level in this channel. It was replaced by the current Pendleton Guard Gate (inset photo), located one mile south of here and close to where the Sulphur Springs Guard Lock once stood, when the modern Erie Canal was completed in 1918. Erie Canalway Trail - Pendleton Welcome to the Erie Canalway Trail, a multi-use trail for walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and other recreational activities. The trail parallels active and historic sections of the legendary Erie Canal spanning 360 miles across New York State from Buffalo to Albany. The Erie Canalway Trail [is] an ideal close-to-home recreational resource and a great long distance bicycling destination. Initiatives between the New York State Canal Corporation, federal and state agencies, non-profit groups, volunteers and local governments have created this great network of trails for public use.
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HM NumberHM1QL5
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByErie Canalway Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 685044 N 4778037
Decimal Degrees43.13246667, -78.72490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 7.948', W 78° 43.494'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 7' 56.88" N, 78° 43' 29.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)716, 585
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6000-6174 E Canal Rd, Lockport NY 14094, US
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