- Grant Recipient
- Corner of Dam Road & DeRuyter Road, DeRuyter, NY
- 42.827233, -75.902721
Town of Fabius
BUILT CA. 1861-1864
CREATING LAKE TO SUPPLY
WATER FOR ERIE CANAL.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2014
The Erie Canal was an amazing feature of modern engineering that stretched across the state of New York. Due to the complex geography of the state, engineers utilized natural water ways, constructed aqueducts to cross rivers, made locks to raise and lower canal boats, and even built dams to feed water into the canal. From 1861 to 1865 the Deruyter Dam was built. The dam led to the creation of Deruyter Lake which supplied water for the canal. Today the lake feeds into Limestone Creek.