The Great Erie Canal

Erie river canal

New York

The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that ran about 363 miles. The canal was built to create a navigable water route. The Erie Canal went from New York City to the

great lakes.

Constuction

The canals construction began in 1817. The canal contains 36 locks, and a elevation level of about 565 feet. It opened on October 26, 1825

The Erie Canal today

The United States Congress recognized the national significance of the canal system as the most successful human built water way, and one of the most important works of civil engineering.
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Come visit

Come to the Erie Canal. It is a very cool adventure with a lot of sightings. It takes 6-7 days to travel the whole Erie Canal.
Low Bridge - The Erie Canal song