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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Map of the Mohawk River-Oswego Section of the New York State Barge Canal

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1429 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Map of the Mohawk River-Oswego Section of the New York State Barge Canal

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Map Showing Route of Barge Canal from Troy to Oswego

This map was furnished by the office of the State Engineer and Surveyor, through the courtesy of Capt. E. D. Hendricks, Eastern Division Engineer. It shows the course of the present Barge canal route from Troy to Oswego and Syracuse. It is the old Indian and Mohawk river Colonial waterway from Schenectady to Oswego, which figured largely in New York State colonial history.

Place names on map (roughly west to east) include Lake Ontario, Oswego, Fulton, Baldwinsville, Phoenix, Brewerton, Syracuse, Oneida Lake, Sylvan Beach, Oneida, New London, Rome, Oriskany, Whitesboro, Utica, Sterling Creek, Frankfort, Ilion, Mohawk, Herkimer, Jacksonburg, Little Falls, Mindenville, St. Johnsville, Fort Plain, Canajoharie, Sprakers, Randall, Fonda, Fultonville, Johnstown, Gloversville, Fort Hunter, Amsterdam, Cranesville, Rotterdam Junction, Hoffmans Ferry, Scotia, Schenectady, Visscher's Ferry, Cohoes, Waterford, Troy, Watervliet, Rensselaer, Mechanicville, Stillwater, Schuylerville, Northumberland, Fort Miller

The "Profile" section shows the following place names with depths: Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Brewerton, Sylvan Beach, Oneida, New London, Rome, Oriskany, Whitesboro, Utica, Sterling Creek, Frankfort, Ilion, Herkimer, Jacksonburg, Little Falls, State Dam, Rocky Rift Dam, Mindenville, St. Johnsville, Fort Plain, Canajoharie, Yosts, Fonda, Tribes Hill, Amsterdam, Cranesville, Rotterdam Junction, Scotia, Schenectady, Rexford Flats, Visscher Ferry, Crescent, Waterford, Troy, Albany

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