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history of the Erie Canal of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio

Ronald Halackna

history of the Erie Canal of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio

by Ronald Halackna

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The Physical Object
Pagination105p.
Number of Pages105
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The nation’s first canals were established along the eastern seaboard. Of these, New York’s Erie Canal most influenced plans for Ohio’s canal system. New York Governor DeWitt Clinton, realizing how the completion of the Erie Canal would benefit Ohio, asked that state for financial assistance. History of Erie County, Pennsylvania Contributed by Nancy Piper and an increase may be expected from the construction of the Pennsylvania canal. That Erie will be a successful rival of her sister villages on the borders of the lake, we have not a shadow of doubt. The northern frontier of Pennsylvania and Ohio was at that time.

We are pleased to present selections from the book FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania. In most cases, this includes the first paragraph of the description, the summary information, and the trail organization. Trails West: Lake Erie and Eastern Ohio. Stavich Bicycle Trail Presque Isle State Park Bikepath Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Its trains passed through the foot-long Staple Bend Tunnel, the first railroad tunnel in America, en route to the canal basin at Johnstown, where the Western Division of the Pennsylvania Canal stretched to the Allegheny River, and then along its banks for the final leg to Pittsburgh.

[ ] HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY. _____ CHAPTER I. GENERAL DESCRIPTION, ETC. ERIE COUNTY constitutes constitutes the extreme northwestern point of Pennsylvania, and is the only portion of the State that borders on Lake Erie. It is bounded on the north by Lake Erie, on the east by Chautauqua County, N. Y, and Warren County, Penn., on the south by Crawford County, Penn., and . Peak Erie Canal tonnage, ; tolls end, By lengthened chambers let most Erie Canal locks pass two boats through in tandem. Chemung, Chenango, Crooked Lake, Oneida Lake, and Genesee Valley canals abandoned, late s.


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In them, Hawley advocated for a canal system that would span nearly miles from Buffalo, New York, on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, to Albany, New York, on the Hudson River. States history, the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal (locally known as the "Cross-Cut") was privately built during the period as a short cut from western Pennsylvania to Lake Erie.

Eighty-three miles long (nearly a hul\dred, including feeders), the canal ran from a point justFile Size: 5MB. beaver and erie canal. In the session of the Legislature authorized a survey to ascertain the practicability of connecting Lake Erie with the Ohio River by a canal. In the United States Government ordered an examination to be made with the same object in view, and the engineers reported in favor of the scheme.

In the State of New York began a revolutionary project to connect its eastern ports and the Hudson River with Lake Erie and Buffalo in the West. The Erie Canal heightened the fears among many Pennsylvania merchants that with the new canal system, New York would become even more prosperous and appealing and would threaten commerce in Philadelphia.

The Beaver and Erie Canal, also known as the Erie Extension Canal, consisted of three sections: the Beaver Division, the Shenango Division, and the Conneaut Division. The canal ran miles, near the western edge of the state, from the Ohio River to Lake Erie, through Beaver, Lawrence, Mercer, Crawford, and Erie : Joseph Wykoff.

Aroundthe building of the Erie Extension Canal was commenced at the old town of Beaver on the Ohio River; it was completed for shipping to the Port of Erie in Winding through five northwestern Pennsylvania counties, it connected the Ohio River with Lake Erie.

The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal, also known as the P & O Canal, the Cross Cut Canal and the Mahoning Canal was a shipping canal which operated from until (though the canal was completely abandoned by ).

It was unique in that it served to connect canals in two states (the Ohio and Erie Canal in Ohio and the Beaver and Erie Canal in Pennsylvania) and was funded by private End point: Akron, Ohio. The Ohio and Erie Canal on the eastern side of the state was completed inand the Miami and Erie Canal on the western side was completed twelve years later.

The cost to ship goods to and from the East Coast dropped from $/ton by horse and wagon to $25/ton by canal, which spurred economic growth. Erie Canal, historic waterway of the United States, connecting the Great Lakes with New York City via the Hudson River at advantage of the Mohawk River gap in the Appalachian Mountains, the Erie Canal, miles ( km) long, was the first canal in the United States to connect western waterways with the Atlantic uction began in and was completed in (Doubleday & Co., ) p.

-- A history of the Erie Canal and its beginnings in the style of a literary narrative. Doherty, Craig A. and Katherine M. Doherty. The Erie Canal. (Woodbridge, CT: Blackbirch Press, ) 48 p. (Building America) -- A history of the Erie Canal for. On July 4,at Licking Summit just south of Newark, Ohio Governor Jeremiah Morrow and New York Governor De Witt Clinton, the man most responsible for New York's Erie Canal, turned over the first shovels of dirt of what would become the Ohio and Erie Canal.

On J work began at Middletown on the western canal route. The Beaver and Erie Canal, also known as the Erie Extension Canal, was part of the Pennsylvania Canal system and consisted of three sections: the Beaver Division, the Shenango Division, and the Conneaut Division.

The canal ran miles ( km) north–south near the western edge of the state from the Ohio River to Lake Erie through Beaver County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Crawford Construction began: "Two Hundred Years of Water Transportation in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania": Article, Reid, Ronald D.: "Youngstown and the P&O Canal": Article, 19?.

Water Measurement Book, The society also made money by contracting to build a seven-mile stretch of the Ohio and Erie Canal.

The canal crossed over Zoar’s property, and the society owned several canal boats. The canal traffic also brought other people into the community, who bought Zoar residents’ goods. At mile marker the Erie begins the western section of the Canal. The western section of the canal is full of small towns that all offer great opportunities to the Canal visitor.

Towns like Lyons, Fairport, Palmyra, and ending with Tonawanda at mile markeror head another 12 miles to Buffalo the beginning of the original Canal and the only inland Naval Museum within the country.

The construction of this canal would provide a safe and reliable means of moving commercial goods between major eastern and western cities. Aroundthe building of the Erie Extension Canal was commenced at the old town of Beaver on the Ohio River; it was completed for shipping to the Port of Erie in Author: Little Bits of History.

The building of the Erie Canal, like the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal, is one of the greatest and most riveting stories of American ingenuity.

Best-selling author Peter Bernstein presents the story of the canal's construction against the larger tableau of America in the first quarter-century of the by: Ohio Canals. Map of lines surveyed for the Ohio & Erie Canal along the Scioto river in south Pickway and north Ross counties.

Ohio Canal Commission, Columbus, Ohio, Map VFM # Ohio Canals. Maps and Profiles of the Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal from Akron, Ohio to the Mahoning and Shenango Rivers.

canal construction. This was largely due to the desire to attract western trade to eastern markets. Especially was this desire stimulated as Penn-sylvania witnessed the economic progress made by New York following 1Read at themeeting ofHistorical Society Western Pennsylvania on Ma A "History of the Beaver and Lake Erie Canal" was.

The canal linking Philadelphia to the Susquehanna River, the proposed 'Pennsylvania Canal' (Philadelphia to the Susquehanna to the Wright's Ferry landing at Columbia, Pennsylvania) was overtaken by technological uction began: Eastern Erie Canal The Eastern section of the Erie combines the rivers, lakes and man-made sections of the Canal.

Starting in Waterford the Canal climbs more than ’ in less than 2 miles. The greatest rate of climb of any navigable waterway in the world.Erie (/ ˈ ɪər i /; EER-ee) is a city on the south shore of Lake Erie and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United for the lake and the Native American Erie people who lived in the area until the midth century, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the largest city in Northwestern Pennsylvania, with a population ofat the : Erie.