Resources on the Erie Canal
web site, although devoted to
the Erie Canal in general, focuses on the central portion of the canal
from Palmyra (Lock 29) to Lockport (Locks 34 and 35), and particularly
on the area in the vicinity of the City of Rochester.
a site compiling information about tens of thousands of localities large
and small, has created a multimedia tour of the Erie Canal. It
combines songs, historic information, post cards, and panoramic
photos. Students looking for an accessible overview of the
building and significance of the canal should visit and view this
presented a series of
events, tours, lecture and exhibitions entitled "A
Monument of Progress: Erie Canal, the 175th Anniversary" from
September 4th through October 29th 2000.
The Erie Canal, J.W. Hill, 1831
(Union College permanent collection)
Canal documentary - History channel television show that premiered
August 14, 2000 featuring material from the NYS Archives.
Marvels: The Erie Canal - the video may be purchased online.
Game - sold by Chatham Hill Games www.chathamhillgames.com
Erie Canal Records in the NYS Archives
Information from the NYS Canal System
Boating on the
Erie Canal - by John Gearing.
Resources - collected by Syracuse Online.
Rochester History of the Erie Canal
Erie Canal Museum
(Syracuse, NY) - founded in 1962, it is housed in the 1850 Weighlock
Building, where canal boats were weighed during the days when they
traveled through the center of Syracuse on the Erie Canal.
Erie Canal Village
(Rome, NY) - 1840 to 1860 era re-created village is an outdoor living
history museum located alongside a portion of the original Erie
Canal. An 1840's horse-drawn packet boat provides rides on the
historic canal section.
National Canal Museum (Easton, PA) -
Hugh Moore Historical Park and Museums. Take a journey back in time to
the early 1800's and experience what the world was like before
railroads, highways and airplanes.