THE ERIE CANAL
- Grant Recipient
- 130 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, USA
- 42.87823859999999, -78.87768979999998
Explore & More Children's Museum
This marker is located inside the Explore & More Children’s Museum, a part of Canalside which occupies the historic Erie Canal Harbor in Buffalo. This harbor was the terminus of the Erie Canal completed in 1825.
The creation of the Eric Canal not only lowered travel costs for people and goods, but the fact that travel on the canal was much faster than overland travel contributed to Buffalo’s population boom. Between 1820 and 1830, the population of Buffalo grew approximately 300%.