[Erie Canal at Salina St., Syracuse NY]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Erie_Canal-1900.jpg
Creation: 1900

Built from 1817 to 1825, the 363-mile Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes with the Hudson River, making New York the Atlantic port for midwestern crops, meat and goods. The reduced shipping costs spurred New York’s economic explosion in the 1830s and allowed easy internal migration. Smaller Oswego Canal connects Erie Canal with Lake Ontario and the Erie Canal cuts through downtown Syracuse and continues to Buffalo on the shores of Lake Erie.

Title

[Erie Canal at Salina St., Syracuse NY]

Date

Creation: 1900

Description

Built from 1817 to 1825, the 363-mile Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes with the Hudson River, making New York the Atlantic port for midwestern crops, meat and goods. The reduced shipping costs spurred New York’s economic explosion in the 1830s and allowed easy internal migration. Smaller Oswego Canal connects Erie Canal with Lake Ontario and the Erie Canal cuts through downtown Syracuse and continues to Buffalo on the shores of Lake Erie.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photochroms

Source

MSS0827, Howard Gottlieb and William H. Jackson Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Erie_Canal-1900.jpg

Citation

“[Erie Canal at Salina St., Syracuse NY],” Gallery, accessed October 14, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/823.