ERIE CANAL SITE
- Grant Recipient
- Kohler and South Niagara St., Tonowanda, NY
- 43.017024, -78.889976
Historical Society of the Tonawandas
The Niagara River is arguably one of the most powerful rivers in New York State. To avoid threats posed to canal boats by the river’s strong currents, engineers built the Erie Canal alongside the river from Tonawanda, NY to Buffalo, NY in 1825.