Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Canal research - Cohoes

Erie Canal research continues. Many thanks to Ed Tremblay of the City of Cohoes and Tom Carroll and Michael Barrett of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway for arranging access to Locks 37 and 38 of the original canal, which are buried in an old utility tunnel and are the subject of an interpretive area now under construction aboveground.

Cohoes is doing an impressive job of making itself a destination for history-minded tourists and others. Just down the block from the Clinton's Ditch site is a lookout over the Cohoes Falls; circumventing it was a key purpose of the canal.

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