The Chenango Canal

The Chenango Canal (HM1S2I)

Location: Chenango Forks, NY 13746 Broome County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 12.309', W 75° 50.274'

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The Chenango Canal was part of a vast network of canals that connected New York State's cities with the Great Lakes, the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean. Opened for navigation on May 6, 1837, the Chenango Canal carried people between the Erie Canal at Utica and the Susquehanna River at Binghamton. The Chenango Canal encouraged development of industries and the creation of communities like Chenango Forks along its course. It provided inexpensive transportation for the regions residents and access to distant markets.
The Chenango Canal was one of the "lateral" canals that branched off the hugely successful Erie Canal completed 12 years earlier. Like most of the other lateral canals, the Chenango Canal never made enough money to pay for its maintenance and was officially closed in 1878.
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HM NumberHM1S2I
Series This marker is part of the series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 430830 N 4672893
Decimal Degrees42.20515000, -75.83790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 12.309', W 75° 50.274'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 12' 18.54" N, 75° 50' 16.44" W
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Area Code(s)607
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chenango Valley State Park, Chenango Forks NY 13746, US
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