Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Positive Syracuse Site

This is a site from a local gentleman named David Haas.  What's great about his site is his love and pride of the Syracuse area.  He's positive too.  If we don't promote our Upstate NY area, who will???

Look through his site by clicking below.
 StoryCuse

UpstateNYcanals.com does not have an Instagram account, but if you do also check out David's Instagram account at:

https://www.instagram.com/syracusehistory/

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Hennepin Canal in IlIllinois

The Hennepin Canal is a man-made canal that runs through most of the northern part of the state of Illinois.  It runs from Chicago in the east to Rock Island (Part of the Quad Cities) in western Illinois.  It was not used that long, however today it is a utilized for recreation such as hiking and pleasure boating.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pennsylvania Canals

Our neighbors to the south in Pennsylvania have quite an interesting history of canals.

I've obtained some great sites from Doug Logan (President of the Pennsylvania Canal Society).

Here is Pennsylvania Canal Society website.

http://www.pacanalsociety.org/canallinks.htm

Also have a look at:

National Canal Museum in Easton PA

https://canals.org/


Happy Exploring!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Rideau Canal NHS

Here s a website of the Rideau Canal NHS in neighboring Ontario Canada.  It runs from Kingston to Ottawa.

Rideau Canal NHS

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crooked Lake Canal

Now defunct canal in Upstate NY:

Crooked Lake Canal. Was used 1833-1877 (Goes from: Dresden to Penn Yan)
Source: "Recreational Map and Guide to New York State Canals," New York State Department of Transportation, 1987.


Links to Crooked Lake Canal:
http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/1_33/24mar1990/24dumas.html

http://crookedlakereview.blogspot.com/

http://www.footprintpress.com/FingerLakes/keuka.htm

Friday, September 1, 2017

Lockport Locks


The following are from NYS Archives.  



Lockport Locks. From 22 feet east looking west. April 8, 1907
Construction of Erie Canal Lock 5, Waterford, N.Y. August 20, 1908

                                                   







Friday, July 21, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

This next post is about Pools Brook along the Old Erie Canal State Park.  It's less utilized than other parts of this linear state park.  It's located at the Onondaga County-Madison County border (east of Green Lakes State Park).

There's not much great information on this particular area of the canal, but I did find one, that I'll post.  You'll especially like it if you fish.

http://www.fishonondagacounty.com/about-the-fishing/bodies-of-water/pools-brook/

I've also created a YouTube video of this section.  You'll notice it's not as up kept as other areas of
Old Erie Canal State Park...

https://youtu.be/4dXeXwsnvg8

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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