Like its sister canal, the remaining watered section of the ohio & erie canal are located on the summit the ohio & erie canal is maintained, to this day, as a water supply for local industries after the flood, a few sections of the canal continued in use hauling cargo to local industries. Definition of erie canal definition: the erie canal was the nation's first important transportation system connecting the atlantic ocean, via the hudson river in albany, eastern new york, with lake eriethe erie canal stretched for 363 miles providing the first waterway connecting the great lakes with the atlantic ocean. The erie canal was the marvel of the age, and it was celebrated in songs, illustrations, paintings, and popular folklore the canal was enlarged in the mid-1800s, and it continued to be used for freight transportation for decades.
The erie canal history after the american revolution, the united states gained land east of the mississippi river settlers looking to settle west needed access to cheap travel and trade. History & culture a waterway to the interior the creation of the st lawrence seaway in 1959 even further reduced commercial traffic on the erie canal now, new york's canal system has a new life as a venue for water- and land-based recreation and learning about our nation's heritage. About us: our history in 1987, mike and sharon murphy started lockport canal tours with two pontoon boats and a dream today, the business, now called lockport locks & erie canal cruises inc, has blossomed into one of niagara county's most popular tourist attractions.
The erie canal has changed in many ways, but in many ways it has also stayed the same be sure to get connected with one of the great connectors in world history it's right here in rochester. The ohio and erie canal was a canal constructed during the 1820s and early 1830s in ohio it connected akron with the cuyahoga river near its outlet on lake erie in cleveland , and a few years later, with the ohio river near portsmouth. Established in 1962, the erie canal museum preserves and showcases the only existing weighlock building in the united states, and shares the history and impact of the erie canal through hands-on.
Erie water west: a history of the erie canal, 1792-1854 by robert e shaw is an absolutely compelling saga of us commercial development during the 19th century, next to which the panama canal  and going to the moon  fade in significance. The erie canal museum, founded in 1962, seeks to keep erie canal history and heritage alive martin morganstein, development director of the museum, and joan h cregg, volunteer guide and researcher at the museum, have carefully selected from the museum's extensive collection over two hundred images that depict life on the erie canal. The barge canal system, utilizing canalized rivers and lakes and enlarged sections of the old erie, opened in 1918 today it continues to use several of the old routes, champlain, erie, cayuga-seneca and oswego, and has been renamed the new york state canal system. The ditch that changed the face of america by captain jerry gertz the erie canal is the most successful waterway in north america it shaped the course of settlement and commerce between the atlantic seaboard and the interior of our country.
The ohio and erie canal was one of ohio's most important canals during the mid nineteenth century during the late 1810s, governor thomas worthington and governor ethan allen brown both supported internal improvements, especially canals. Yet the canal quickly changed the geography and commerce of the young nation richard schlesinger reports on the history of the erie canal, still celebrated in song as an example of american. Grand canal ballads: history of the erie canal the golden eagle string band opening in 1825 and linking lake erie to new york city by way of the hudson river, the erie canal was a major force in the commercial life of new york state, creating many jobs as well as rich folklore. The construction of the erie canal was a pivotal moment in american engineering and for new york transportation this article explains how the erie canal was built in the early 19th century also learn about the canal's size, economic impact and current status as a heritage site.
In 1825, the 363-mile erie canal was completed ahead of schedule and on budget, and forever changed national and international trade in the us. The erie canal opens, connecting the great lakes with the atlantic ocean via the hudson river governor dewitt clinton of new york, the driving force behind the project, led the opening ceremonies. By gene santoro 3/26/2013 • american history magazine, thomas jefferson, westward expansion the erie canal was one of the wonders of the early years of the united states and a major trade conduit today, the erie canalway draws about 4 million visitors each year.