Erie Canal


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Erie Canal

An artificial waterway extending about 580 km (360 mi) across central New York from Albany to Buffalo. Constructed from 1817 to 1825 and enlarged numerous times after 1835, it is now part of the New York State Canal System.
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Erie Canal

n
(Placename) a canal in New York State between Albany and Buffalo, linking the Hudson River with Lake Erie. Length: 579 km (360 miles)
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E′rie Canal′


n.
a canal in New York between Albany and Buffalo, connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie: completed in 1825; now constitutes the major part of the New York State Barge Canal. 363 mi. (584 km) long.
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Noun1.Erie Canal - an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at BuffaloErie Canal - an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
New York State Barge Canal - a system of canals crossing New York State and connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and Lake Champlain
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Pardon: who and what are they?" "Canallers, Don, are the boatmen belonging to our grand Erie Canal. You must have heard of it." "Nay, Senor; hereabouts in this dull, warm, most lazy, and hereditary land, we know but little of your vigorous North." "Aye?
The preserve also provides historic sites such as remnants of the old Erie Canal.
Officials said the East Guard Lock continues to perform a vital function on the current canal system, allowing for the de-watering of the Erie Canal in the fall and winter and protecting the canal from water-level fluctuations on the river year-round.
The LWRP, originally approved in 1990 and last updated in 2011, serves as a long-term management program for the city's waterfront resources including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River and the Erie Canal. The document addresses economic development, expansion of public waterfront access opportunities, redevelopment of underutilized and brownfield sites, as well as protection of natural and cultural resources.
The re-imagining of Rochester's Erie Canal Aqueduct is one such project.
Andrew Cuomo is launching a major initiative to explore the reimagining of the Erie Canal as a catalyst for economic growth.
DeWitt Clinton was the creator of the Erie Canal, Mayor of New York City, Governor of New York State and a noted Mason.

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