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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Map of State of New York Barge Canal System 1920

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1423 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]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 State of New York Barge Canal System 1920

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Showing the main trunk lines; the Erie division, running from Waterford to Albany; the Oswego division, running from Syracuse to Oswego; the Champlain division, running from Waterford to Whitehall; the Cayuga and Seneca branch from the Seneca river to Geneva on Seneca lake.

Place names on map (roughly west to east) include Niagara River, Buffalo, Tonawanda, Lockport, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, Erie Canal, Rochester, Clyde, Cayuga-Seneca Canal, Watkins, Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, Montour Falls, Ithaca, Oswego, Oswego Canal, Lake Oneida, Syracuse, Utica, Delta Reservoir, Hinckley Reservoir, Schenectady, Albany, Waterford, Troy, Champlain Canal, Whitehall, Lake George, Lake Champlain, Hudson River, Poughkeepsie, Long Island Sound, New York [City]

The "Profile" section shows the following place names and depths:

Erie Canal: Buffalo 565.6, Lockport 514.9, Rochester 462.4, 430.0, Clyde 386.0, 374.0, Syracuse, 369.9, 420.0, Utica 383.0, 322.5, 278.0, Schenectady, 184.0, Waterford, Troy, 1.25 +/-

Cayuga-Seneca Canal: Montour Falls 445.0, 381.5, Ithaca 374.0

Champlain Canal: 1.25 +/-, Troy, Waterford, 83.5, Fort Edward 140.0, 124.0, Whitehall, 96.5

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