Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scott's Fourth Post

“The Erie Canal stretches across Upstate and Western New York, passing
through the Rochester area. It was constructed in the 1830’s and was
one of the earliest transportation links between the east coast and
the interior of the country. It was soon surpassed by the
construction of railroads but its existence continues today as the
waterway for pleasure craft to transit from the Great Lakes to the
eastern seaboard. It was reconstructed in 1912 by widening and
deepening the canal, and providing all new locks and infrastructure.
More recently the towpath along it has been converted into a bike
path, a great place to take a ride. All images are taken with Nikki.

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