Navigating New York

Verschoor, Karin
June 2008
New York State Conservationist;Jun2008, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p14
The article discusses the history of waterways in New York. The first users of the waterways were Native Americans, who could take their maneuverable bark canoes almost anywhere. Hundreds of miles of canals were built in New York as more settlers came in the 18th and 19th centuries. During their heyday, waterways provided the main way to transport goods across the state. In the 1800s they were the cheapest and fastest routes for vast amounts of lumber.


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