TITLE

The Erie Canal put New York on the map as the Empire State--a leader in population, industry, and economic strength

AUTHOR(S)
Mackay, Jean
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
New York State Conservationist;Apr2008, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a background of the Erie Canal in New York. The canal put New York on the map as the Empire State the leader in population, industry, and economic strength. Originally 4 feet deep and 40 feet wide, the canal was expanded to 7 feet deep and 70 feet wide. In 1903, the New York State Barge Canal System upgraded the Erie, along with the Champlain, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca canals, with some significant differences in routing and technology.
ACCESSION #
31879121

 

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