- Grant Recipient
- Route 14, Montour Falls, NY
- 42.35077, -76.852461
Schuyler County Historical Society (NY)
The Erie Canal was a man-made waterway that fundamentally changed the state of New York. It effectively connected the interior of the United States around the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The Erie Canal traversed the complex geography of this state, utilizing natural waterways and lakes as a means of reaching communities across the state. There were several different canals that were diverted from the main Erie Canal. One example of this was the Chemung Canal. From 1833 until 1878 the Chemung Canal linked the communities of Schuyler County to the Erie Canal. Lock 1, the first of 51 Locks located on the Chemung Canal, was located in Havana, New York. The Chemung Canal officially closed on October 31, 1878.