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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
The Mohawk River Barge Canal Removable Dams (at Scotia)

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1431 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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The Mohawk River Barge Canal Removable Dams (at Scotia)

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Photos: The Mohawk River Barge Canal Removable Dams

Photo of Scotia Dam No. 4, by courtesy of the State Engineer and Surveyor. The upper picture shows the gates up, the lower picture shows the gates lowered. The photographs were taken before the completion of the canal. This is the first of eight of these dams on the Mohawk westward to Mindenville. It is only one of many unusual engineering feats in the building of the Barge Canal.

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