- Grant Recipient
Historic Transportation Canals
- 4737 NY-434, Vestal, NY 13850, USA
- 42.0924092, -75.9487095
Town of Vestal
Before the development of railroads, canals played a vital role in the economic development and growth of local communities. Following the completion of the Erie Canal, it was not long before additional sections began to branch off from the main canal. One of these new sections was the Chenango Canal Extension, which passed through Vestal, New York. One of the unique features of the Chenango Extension was its prism shape- its canal bed was wider at the surface than at the bottom. Canal construction began in 1865 but it was never completed and was subsequently abandoned in 1872. Today only remnants of the towpath and its prism shape remain.